Mary Elizabeth Vance

2 November 1844–19 February 1924 (Age 79)
Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Vance was born on 2 November 1844, in Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States, her father, John Vance, was 49 and her mother, Elizabeth Campbell, was 44. She married John Thornton Gilmer on 15 September 1866. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. She died on 19 February 1924, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Thornton Gilmer
Mary Elizabeth Vance
Marriage: 15 September 1866
Charles Vance Gilmer
Earnest Gilmer
Lucille Gilmer
John Thornton Gilmer
Erma Gilmer
Monroe Salisbury Gilmer
Daisy Gilmer
Jay Thornton Gilmer
Thornton Meriwether Gilmer
Harvie Gilmer
Lloyd Jack Gilmer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 September 1866
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850 · Los Angeles Is Incorporated
    Age 6
    Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: apparently a spelling pronunciation of Vans, a misreading of Vaus (see Vause ), in which -u- has been miscopied as -n-. If true, it is probably limited to the Vans or Vaus family of Wigtownshire. It may be this surname that appears in Ireland from the early 17th century, especially in Ulster, but it could alternatively be the English name in 2 below.English: if not a transcription error for Vause (a surname well evidenced in Warwickshire and Leicestershire), a variant of Vann , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Sources (34)

    • Mary E Gilmer, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary Vance in household of John Vance, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary Vance in entry for L. J. Gilmer and Eloise S. Gilmer, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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