Mary Ann Elizabeth Dyas

15 September 1815–28 October 1895 (Age 80)
Moate, County Westmeath, Ireland

The Life Summary of Mary Ann Elizabeth

When Mary Ann Elizabeth Dyas was born on 15 September 1815, in Moate, County Westmeath, Ireland, her father, Thomas Dyas, was 33 and her mother, Mary Norman Smith, was 31. She married William Watmough in 1839, in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Pemberton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 28 October 1895, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Watmough
Mary Ann Elizabeth Dyas
Marriage: 1839
Matilda Martha Watmough
Amanda Susannah Watmough

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  • Marriage
    1839Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    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. 
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 10
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 21
    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 and Welsh: variant of Dayus, from the personal name Deiws, a pet form of Dai, Dafydd, Welsh forms of David . In English counties bordering Wales Dayus and Dyos were sometimes shortened to Day(e)s and Deyes or altered to Dayhouse and Dyhouse, through false association with the words deyhouse, dayhouse ‘dairy’ or deyehouse, dyehouse ‘dye-works’. There is no medieval evidence that this name derived from either word. Dayhouse has since become extinct.Irish (Meath): perhaps a spelling adopted locally to Anglicize Irish Déise, see Dease , unless it is the name in 1 above.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Mary Ann Elizabeth Watmough’s biography and school

    Details of her school built in the Marmalade District in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Sources (12)

    • Elizabeth Watmough in household of Wm Watmough, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Mary Ann Ely Watmough, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Myann E Watmough in household of William Watmough, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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