Henry Druce

1820–1896 (Age 75)
Merton, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry

When Henry Druce was born on 5 June 1820, in Merton, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Druce, was 40 and his mother, Sophia Bragg, was 29. He married Harriet Jinks on 4 May 1845, in Manchester, Lancashire, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Douglas, Otoe, Nebraska, United States in 1860. He died on 12 March 1896, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Druce
Harriet Jinks
Marriage: 4 May 1845
Thomas Henry Druce
Louisa Alzada Druce
Mary Woodfield Druce
Harriet Hattie Florence Druce
Lillian Ann Druce
William David Druce
Charles Frederick Druce
Almina Alice Julia Druce
Nellie May Druce
John Druce

Spouse & Children

4 May 1845
Manchester, Lancashire, England


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 13

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.

Age 23

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Drewes .2 Possibly an altered spelling of Dutch and German Drewes .

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

Phyllis Druce Pugsley Oblad (1908-2002) Personal History

FAMILY It was October the 9th, 1908, and Dr. Ewing had come to the home to deliver Nellie May Druce and Philip Pugsley’s ninth child, Phyllis. The doctor attended Nellie early and stayed throughout …

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Druce, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Druce, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Henry Druce, "United States Census, 1850"

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