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 Phoebe Hepworth

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Phoebe Hepworth

Birth
West Yorkshire, England
Death 1928 (aged 78–79)
Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial East Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 156280140 View Source
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...................... PHOEBE ARMITAGE-HEPWORTH ......... (2/4/1849 - 1928) - 78/79
(Bio provided by Ken Hepworth .. Phoebe is Ken's 1st Great Grandmother)

Parents:
Father: John Armitage ................................ (1822 - 1913) - 91. #214804700
Mother: Mary Walker ................................... (???? - ????) - ?? #214804697

Siblings: (The sibling information provided below is courtesy of Diane Carter (Member ID = 50456118)

Phoebe is one of 14 children and her siblings are as follows:

Frances ............. (1844 - ) ............ Became Atkinson then Clegg
Emily ................ (1847-1917) ....... (Woodhead) Died in New Hampshire
Joseph .............. (1850 - )
Henry ................ (1852 - )
Fred ................... (1854 - )
Hannah ............. (1855 - )
Elizabeth ........... (1857 - )
Mary .................. (1860 - 1942) ..... Married to Frederick Hartley Long
John .................. (1862-1865) ...... Buried in Lindley Wesleyan Church, East Street, Lindley; 214804696
Isabella ............. (1865-1866)
Samuel ............. (1866-1927) ....... Married Julia Judith Evans
Elijah ................ (1868 - 1894) ...... possible death date. Arrived in USA in 1884 in Boston and according to his allegiance oath also lived in Derry NH. #214804699
Ernest ............... (1869 - 1869) ...... Born and died in 1869

Spouse: Alfred Hepworth ............................. (1848 - 1910) - 62 ..... #156280139
Married: 3 Mar 1871 ... Respective ages: 22 & 23; Years married: 48
Moved to America: 1873

Children:
Oliver Henry Hepworth ....... (1875 - 1967) - 91 ........... #209021046
John Herbert Hepworth ......(1877 - 1939) - 61/62 ...... #156280141
Mary Belle Hepworth ...........(1884 - 1974) - 89 ............#211144120

Phoebe lived her younger life in England in near the hamlet named Blackley. Blackley is located in the Calderdale district in the county of West Yorkshire.
In 1871 Phoebe married Alfred Hepworth who lived nearby. Their ages at that time were 22 and 23 respectively.
Two years later, in 1873, for reasons unknown, they moved/immigrated to America to the town of Amesbury MA. It was in Amesbury that they had their first child:
Oliver Henry Hepworth ....... (1875 - 1967) - 91 #209021046
A year or two later they then moved to the southern NH town of Derry where they lived the rest of their lives. It was in Derry that they had two additional children:
John Herbert Hepworth ....... (1877 - 1939) - 62 #156280141
Mary Belle Hepworth ........... (1884 - 1974) - 90 #211144120

Phoebe was sorely missed by her family and siblings back in England. This was evidenced by some of the 11 handwritten "letters" she received from England from 1873-1892. These letters were subsequently passed down from generation to generation and are currently in the possession of this author.
The letters indicate that Phoebe and her family made at least two trips back to England during their younger years.
Phoebe lived in Derry 55 years (1873 - 1928) before passing away in 1928 at the age of 79. She is buried with her husband Alfred at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry along with 2 of her 3 children (Oliver Henry and John Herbert).
Not much information was passed down about Phoebes life/activities in Derry.
Again ... Alfred and Phoebe are best known for bringing the Hepworth name from England to the Town of Derry. As of 2020 their marriage has resulted in 110+ offspring with Hepworth blood (Approximately 90 living and 20 deceased).
Obituary: None in my possession


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