Mary Elizabeth Sylvester

24 December 1845–25 April 1925 (Age 79)
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Sylvester was born on 24 December 1845, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, her father, James Sylvester, was 30 and her mother, Rebecca Nicholson, was 26. She married Joseph Flitcroft Birch on 15 November 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Kane, Utah, United States in 1880 and American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 25 April 1925, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Flitcroft Birch
1824–1909
Mary Elizabeth Sylvester
1845–1925
Marriage: 15 November 1861
Emma Selena Birch
1863–1933
Joseph Sylvester Birch
1865–1942
James Birch
1867–1868
Arthur William Birch
1869–1918
Daratha Lavina Birch
1871–1880
Martha Rebecca Birch
1873–1952
George Albert Birch
1875–1960
Erastus Franklin Birch
1877–1964
Mary Louise Birch
1880–1967
Charles Fredrick Birch
1882–1883
Rosa Birch
1885–1962
Althera Maud Birch
1886–1971
Claudious Price Birch
1888–1889

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 9
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 21
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English and German: from the Middle English and Latin personal name Silvester ‘dweller in the forest’ (a derivative of silva ‘wood’). The name was borne by three popes, including a contemporary of Constantine the Great, and seems to have been first used in England by clerics.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Silvestre
    Selwyn
    West
    Sylvestre
    Sule
    Silvester
    Silvestro
    Sylvest

    Sources (30)

    • Mary Sylvester in household of James Sylvester, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary E Sylvester in entry for David Calvin Kinkead and Mary Louise Birch, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Mary Sylvester in entry for George Albert Birch, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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