Jane Fletcher

6 August 1847–13 March 1886 (Age 38)
Bridekirk, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane

When Jane Fletcher was born on 6 August 1847, in Bridekirk, Cumberland, England, her father, Adam Fletcher, was 32 and her mother, Ann Clark, was 34. She married James Grieg Reid on 7 May 1864, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1863 and lived in Bridekirk, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 13 March 1886, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Grieg Reid
Jane Fletcher
Marriage: 7 May 1864
Annie Clarke Reid
George Fletcher Reid
James Blake Reid
Jane Elizabeth Reid
Euphemia Reid
Catherine Reid
Adam Reid
Samuel Blackie Reid
Grace Reid
John Blackey Reid
Helen Reid

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 May 1864Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 7
    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.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for an arrowsmith, from Middle English fleccher, Old French flechier, flecher ‘fletcher’, for someone who made or sold arrows for bows. This surname has sometimes been confused with Flesher .

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

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    Story Highlight

    History of Jane Fletcher Reid History filed by Grace Reid Russell Information by a granddaughter, Grace R. Russell Facts arranged by Nora Lund

    My paternal grandmother, Jane Fletcher Reid was born 5 Aug. 1847 in Bride Kirk, Mary Port, Cumberlandshire, England. She was the 7th child born to Adam Fletcher and Ann Clarke. Those in the family old …

    Sources (52)

    • Jane in entry for Walter David Reid, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
    • Jane Reid in household of James Reid, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Jane in entry for Catherine Reed, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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