Joseph Flitcroft Birch

13 August 1824–15 June 1909 (Age 84)
Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph Flitcroft

When Joseph Flitcroft Birch was born on 13 August 1824, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, his father, Thomas Birch, was 27 and his mother, Mary Flitcroft, was 37. He married Dorothy Chambers on 27 May 1851, in Manchester Our Lady-St George and St Denys, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 15 June 1909, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Flitcroft Birch
Mary Elizabeth Sylvester
Marriage: 15 November 1861
Emma Selena Birch
Joseph Sylvester Birch
James Birch
Arthur William Birch
Daratha Lavina Birch
Martha Rebecca Birch
George Albert Birch
Erastus Franklin Birch
Mary Louise Birch
Charles Fredrick Birch
Rosa Birch
Althera Maud Birch
Claudious Price Birch

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  • Marriage
    15 November 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 1
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    Age 24
    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Davis, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Davis, Utah, United States

    Name Meaning

    English, German, Danish, and Swedish: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from an ancient Germanic word meaning ‘birch’ (Old English birce, byrce ‘birch’, Middle High German birche, Old Danish birk). In some cases the German and English name may be derived from any of the places called with this word, such as Birch in Aargau (see Birke ) or Birch in Essex. In Swedish, the name is in many instances ornamental.

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

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    Joseph Flitcroft Birch 1828-1909 -- autobiography

    (This is the history of Joseph Birch up to 1906. It was written by himself.) Born in the city of Manchester, England in August 13, 1824. Thomas Birch and Mary Flitcroft were the parents of Joseph. …

    Sources (50)

    • Josh Birch, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph Birch in entry for David Calvin Kinkead and Mary Louise Birch, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Joseph S. Birch in entry for Isabell Birch Bryner, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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