Maria Thetford

25 November 1829–22 December 1916 (Age 87)
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Maria

When Maria Thetford was born on 25 November 1829, in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, her father, Charles Thetford, was 33 and her mother, Frances Mason, was 35. She married David Adams on 17 April 1851, in Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1857 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States for about 30 years. She died on 22 December 1916, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Alpine Cemetery, Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Adams
Maria Thetford
Marriage: 17 April 1851
David Edward Adams
Edward Edwin Adams
William Orson Adams
George Mason Adams
Fannie Maria Adams
Louisa Elizabeth Adams
Ernest Thetford Adams
Albert John Adams
Emily Catherine Adams
Rose Adams
Sarah Amelia Adams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 April 1851Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 4
    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.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 25
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Norfolk): habitational name from Thetford in Norfolk. The placename means ‘public ford’, from Old English thēod ‘nation, people’, also with the sense ‘common, public’, + ford ‘ford’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Maria (pronounced Mariah) and husband joined the Church

    This couple joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in England and stayed faithful all their lives.

    Sources (86)

    • Maria Adams in household of David Adams, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Maria Thetford Adams, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Marie Thetford in household of Charles Thetford, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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