Peter Fairclough

4 February 1833–5 August 1901 (Age 68)
Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Fairclough was born on 4 February 1833, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Fairclough, was 34 and his mother, Hannah Dickinson, was 34. He married Maria Johnson on 20 September 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 5 August 1901, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Peter Fairclough
Maria Johnson
Marriage: 20 September 1862
Anna Marie Fairclough
James Franklin Fairclough
Margaret Ann Fairclough
Sarah Fairclough
Peter Fairclough
Peter James Johnson Fairclough
Caroline Johnson Fairclough
Albert George Fairclough
George Fairclough

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 September 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens
    Age 17
    Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.
    1858 · Halle Orchestra Give First Performance
    Age 25
    The Hallé Orchestra named after Charles Hallé became a permanent orchestra when they played for the first time on January 30, 1858, in the Free Trade Hall. The orchestra fell on hard times in 1861 and performed only two concerts. From 1899-1911 Hans Richter directed the orchestra.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): from one or more lost or unidentified places, probably in Lancashire, named with Middle English fair(e) ‘beautiful’ + clo(u)gh ‘narrow valley, ravine’ (see Clough ). Fairclough Farm in Chipping, Lancashire is a candidate for the surname's origin, although early forms of the placename are lacking. A number of the earliest bearers came from Shevington, Lancashire, where the narrow valley of the River Douglas may perhaps have have been known in the medieval period as Fairclough.

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

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    Sources (44)

    • Peder Fair?Clough in household of Robert Cohen, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Peter in entry for Peter Fairclough, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Peter Fairclough, "United States Census, 1860"

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