Harriett Whitaker

Brief Life History of Harriett

When Harriett Whitaker was born on 30 July 1816, in Blakedown, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Whitaker III, was 24 and her mother, Sophia Turner, was 29. She married John Taylor on 4 December 1847, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847 and lived in Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Ridgacre, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. She died on 17 July 1882, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Taylor
1808–1887
Harriett Whitaker
1816–1882
Marriage: 4 December 1847
Sophia Elizabeth Taylor
1849–1909
William Whitaker Taylor
1853–1884
John Taylor
1855–1855

Sources (37)

  • Harriet W. Taylor, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Harriet Whitaker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Harriet Whitaker Taylor, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

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.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Whitacre in Warwickshire or High Whitaker in Lancashire, both of whose names derive from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + æcer ‘field’. The name may also be derived from Wheatacre in Norfolk or Whiteacre in Waltham (Kent), both of which derive from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘field’. Compare Whittaker .

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

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