Richard Birch

25 May 1824–24 March 1909 (Age 84)
Walsall Wood, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Richard

When Richard Birch was born on 25 May 1824, in Walsall Wood, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Birch, was 35 and his mother, Phoebe Craddock, was 38. He married Ellen Harris on 12 April 1847, in Walsall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Walsall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 24 March 1909, in Hoytsville, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Hoytsville Cemetery, Hoytsville, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Birch
Ellen Harris
Marriage: 12 April 1847
William Harris Birch
James Birch
Mary Ellen Birch
John Harris Birch
Jonah Harris Birch
Robert Birch
Richard Birch, II

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 April 1847Walsall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
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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.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 9
    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 30
    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, 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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    Richard Birch 1824-1909

    Richard Birch or Richard E. Birch Richard Birch was born on May 25, 1824 at Wasall Wood, Staffordshire, England. He was the sixth child of William and Phoebe Craddock birch. He was christened June …

    Sources (99)

    • Richard Birch in household of William Birch, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Richard Birch in entry for Mary Ann Birch, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Richard Birch, "United States Census, 1880"

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