John Franklin Pickering

21 April 1870–22 June 1945 (Age 75)
Payson, Utah, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of John Franklin

When John Franklin Pickering was born on 21 April 1870, in Payson, Utah, Utah Territory, United States, his father, George Pickering, was 49 and his mother, Severina Rebecka Swenson, was 36. He married Cora Corrine Fredericks on 21 May 1890, in Manti Utah Temple, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Grayslake, Lake, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Payson Ward 3, Utah, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 22 June 1945, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Franklin Pickering
Cora Corrine Fredericks
Marriage: 21 May 1890
Minnie Roselle Pickering
Daisy Eugenie Pickering
Myrtle Vanita Pickering
Marjorie Phyllis Pickering

Spouse and Children

21 May 1890
Manti Utah Temple, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



    James Philip Pickering




    Ann Eliza Pickering





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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · Montgomery Ward Inc.

Age 2

Montgomery Ward was founded by Aaron Montgomery Ward after he observed that rural customers often wanted goods from the city but couldn’t get them because of distance and cost. Ward believed that he could cut costs and make a wide variety of goods available to rural customers. Ward and two partners used $1,600 to issue the first catalog in August 1872 and with its publication, rural retailers considered Ward a threat and publicly burned his catalog. Despite the opposition, however, the business grew at a fast pace over the next several decades and was almost as successful as Sears. In April 1944, U.S. Army troops seized the Chicago offices of Montgomery Ward & Company after President Roosevelt ordered it because of an unsettled strike request made by the workers. Eight months later, with Montgomery Ward continuing to refuse to recognize the unions, President Roosevelt issued an executive order seizing all of Montgomery Ward's property nationwide. 
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 20

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Pickering in North Yorkshire, named with an Old English tribal name, Piceringas. However, Ekwall suggests that this was earlier Pīcōringas ‘people on the ridge of the pointed hill’ ( see Orr 3 and Pike 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Frank Pickering, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • John Franklin Pickering, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • John Franklin Pickering, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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