Mary Jane Snowball

12 March 1842–18 August 1903 (Age 61)
Newcastle, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Snowball was born on 12 March 1842, in Newcastle, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Snowball, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Garr, was 28. She married William Land Nuttle Allen on 15 February 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 18 August 1903, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Land Nuttle Allen
Mary Jane Snowball
Marriage: 15 February 1857
Thomas Allen
Ann Eliza Allen
George Allen
Daisy Elizabeth Allen
Mary Louise Allen
William Wallace Allen
James Ralph Allen
John Leroy Allen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 February 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Durham and Northumberland): nickname for someone with a snow‐white patch of hair or a whitish bald spot amid dark hair, from Middle English snou, snow ‘snow’ + ball ‘white streak, bald place’. Snowbald, an early variant, may be evidence of the latter meaning, from Middle English balled ‘bald’, though the -d may be excrescent. Compare Bald , Ball 3.

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

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    John Snowball, Pioneer of 1854

    HISTORY – JOHN SNOWBALL, PIONEER OF 1854 February 21, 1840, in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, John Snowball was born. He was the eldest child of Thomas and Elizabeth Garr Snowball. He had a brother, Ral …

    Sources (42)

    • Mary Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Mary J Snowball in entry for Wm Wallace Allen and Eileen Rose McCaffrey, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Mary Jane Snowball in entry for Ann Eliza Allen Coombs, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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