Thomas William Pritchard

7 October 1847–10 May 1902 (Age 54)
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas William

When Thomas William Pritchard was born on 7 October 1847, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Pritchard, was 32 and his mother, Hannah Davies, was 32. He married Sarah Elizabeth Seaton in 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 10 May 1902, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Thomas William Pritchard
Sarah Elizabeth Seaton
Marriage: 1878
Thomas David Prichard
Albert Meredith Joseph Prichard

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  • Marriage
    1878Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    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.
    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 3
    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhisiart ‘son of Richard’(see Richard ).

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

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    Sources (22)

    • Thomas Prichard in household of Thomas Prichard, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Thos Pritchard in entry for Albert M. Pritchard and Sylvia Reynolds, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Wm. Thomas Pritchard in entry for Sarah Elisabeth Pritchard, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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