Mary Jane Barnes

24 July 1856–16 December 1910 (Age 54)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Barnes was born on 24 July 1856, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, George Barnes, was 41 and her mother, Jane Howard, was 41. She married Fred Parkin on 8 October 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Nephi Election Precinct, Juab, Utah, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 16 December 1910, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fred Parkin
Mary Jane Barnes
Marriage: 8 October 1872
Fredrick William Parkin
Charles Henry Parkin
George Herbert Parkin
Jedidiah Parkin
Jane Ann Parkin
Margaret May Parkin
Martha Parkin
Albert Parkin
Arthur Parkin
Mida Parkin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 October 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The South Cottonwood Post Office
    Age 14
    The South Cottonwood Post Office was established in 1870.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 16
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), named with Old English bere-ærn ‘barn, a storehouse for barley and other grain’, or a topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn, granary’.English: variant of Barne, with excrescent -s, derived from either the Middle English personal name Bern, Barn (based on the Scandinavian personal name Biǫrn or Old English Beorn, both from a word meaning ‘warrior’), or from Middle English barn (Old Norse barn) ‘child’. The latter term is found as a byname for men of the upper classes; it might also have had the meaning ‘young man of a prominent family’, like Middle English child (see Child ).Irish: in Ireland in many cases this is no doubt the English name, but in others it is possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

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

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    Sources (27)

    • Mary Parkin in household of Fred Parkin, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Mary Jane Barnes in entry for Martha Parkin Scott, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Mary Parkan in household of Frederick Parkan, "United States Census, 1880"

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