Lucy Charles

4 December 1820–31 July 1903 (Age 82)
Normanton on Trent, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Lucy

When Lucy Charles was born on 4 December 1820, in Normanton on Trent, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Charles, was 44 and her mother, Martha Forman, was 41. She married Edward Steel on 24 June 1844, in Prestwold, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Prestwold, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Stoke Prior, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 31 July 1903, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Steel
Lucy Charles
Marriage: 24 June 1844
Sarah Jane Steel
Ada Lucy Steel

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1844Prestwold, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 13
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 23
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Pierre, Antoine, Andre, Francois, Patrice, Germaine, Magalie, Philippe, Yves, Alain, Jacques, Cecile.French, Welsh, English, West Indian (mainly Haiti), and African (mainly Tanzania): from the French form of the ancient Germanic personal name Karl ‘man, husband, freeman’, which was Latinized as Carolus. In France the personal name was popular from an early date, due to the fame of the Emperor Charlemagne (c. 742–814; Latin name Carolus Magnus, i.e. Charles the Great). The Old French form Charles was briefly introduced to England by the Normans, but was rare during the main period of surname formation. It was introduced more successfully to Scotland in the 16th century by the Stuarts, who had strong ties with France, and was brought by them to England in the 17th century. Its frequency as a Welsh surname is attributable to the late date of Welsh surname formation. Old English Ceorl ‘peasant’ is also found as a byname, but the resulting Middle English form, Charl, with a patronymic in -s, if it existed at all, would have been absorbed by the French form introduced by the Normans. English variants pronounced with initial k- for the most part reflect the cognate Old Norse personal name Karl, Karli. Compare Carl .English: in some cases, possibly a habitational name from Charles (Devon), or a post-medieval variant of Cherrill, with excrescent -s, perhaps by false association with the personal name Charles. Cherrill is either a habitational name from Cherhill in Wilshire, or a status name from Middle English cherl, cheril, charl, chirl ‘churl, bonded tenant, serf; peasant’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight


    HISTORY OF LUCY CHARLES STEEL Written by Granddaughter - Anna S. Barlow Submitted to DUP as a pioneer history When I think of writing a life’s sketch of my dear little grandmother Steel, I feel my …

    Sources (20)

    • Lucy Steel in household of Edward Steel, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Lucy Charles in entry for Ada Lucy Stoddart, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Lucy Charles in household of Martha Charles, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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