Mary Ann Thompson

9 May 1848–11 December 1915 (Age 67)
Tullylish, County Down, Ireland

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Thompson was born on 9 May 1848, in Tullylish, County Down, Ireland, her father, Matthew Thompson, was 57 and her mother, Margaret Malorkey, was 33. She married James McNaughton Burns on 6 November 1889, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Charleston, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 11 December 1915, in Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James McNaughton Burns
Mary Ann Thompson
Marriage: 6 November 1889
Stephen Matthew Burns

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 November 1889Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 15
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 18
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) + -son ‘son of Tom’. Thomson is usually the Scottish form, that with the intrusive -p- being English. Both forms are common in Ireland. The surname Thompson is also very common among African Americans.Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen and of its Swedish cognate Thomsson. Compare Thomson .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Death Certificate for Mary Ann Burns

    For many years we thought Mary Ann was a full sister to Matthew and Stephen Thompson. Not long ago I found a copy of her death certificate on line.Her mother, Margaret Malarkey, was also the sons moth …

    Sources (6)

    • United States Census, 1900
    • Mary Ann Thompson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964

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