George Alfred Wiscombe

1 August 1841–31 December 1909 (Age 68)
Rumboldswyke, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of George Alfred

When George Alfred Wiscombe was born on 1 August 1841, in Rumboldswyke, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Wiscombe, was 24 and his mother, Jane Caroline Pollard, was 17. He married Elizabeth Ann Pink on 29 April 1865, in Rumboldswyke, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Oving, Sussex, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Wooburn, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 31 December 1909, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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George Alfred Wiscombe
Elizabeth Ann Pink
Marriage: 29 April 1865
Florence Wiscombe
Walter Charles Wiscomb
Albert Wiscomb
Arthur William Wiscomb
George Alfred Wiscomb
Fannie Edith Wiscomb
Josephine Etta Wiscomb

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 April 1865Rumboldswyke, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 7
    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.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Dorset): habitational name from Wiscombe Park in Southleigh (Devon). The placename derives from Old English wisce ‘marshy meadow’ + cumb ‘valley’.

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

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    George Alfred Wiscombe

    George Alfred Wiscombe was born 1 August 1841, the first child of George and Jane Caroline Pollard Wiscombe. His father George was born 9 February 1818 at Rumboldswyke, Sussex, England, the son of Jo …

    Sources (52)

    • George Wiscomb in entry for Josephine E Pedersen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • George Wiscombe in household of George Wiscombe, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Geo. A. Wiscomb in entry for Gilbert M. Williams and Fannie E. Burt, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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