Dorothy Chambers

Female14 July 1821–13 February 1896

Brief Life History of Dorothy

When Dorothy Chambers was born on 14 July 1821, in Alnwick, Northumberland, England, her father, Robert Chambers I, was 41 and her mother, Margaret Garratt, was 37. She married Joseph Flitcroft Birch 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. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Kane, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 13 February 1896, in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Price City Cemetery, Price, Carbon, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Flitcroft Birch
Dorothy Chambers
Marriage: 27 May 1851
Annie Birch
Mary Birch
Frances Isabella Birch
Isabella Birch

Sources (18)

  • Dorithy Birch in household of Josh Birch, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Dorothy Chambers in entry for Isabell Birch Bryner, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Dorothy Chambers in household of Robert Chambers, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 May 1851Manchester Our Lady-St George and St Denys, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (4)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 4

    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 4

    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 25

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning


    from Middle English chaumbre ‘room (in a house); reception room in a palace or official building’ (Old French chambre). It is identical in implied function with the Chamberlain , which denoted an official: to pay in cameram was to pay into the exchequer, of which the camerarius or chamberer was in charge. The surname also applied to clerks employed there. As the office of Chamberlain rose in the social scale, this term remained reserved for more humble servants of the bedchamber or private quarters.

    (of Norman origin): habitational name from Les Chambres, Manche (France).

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

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