Mary Ann Cheney

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Cheney was born on 25 December 1850, in Alameda, California, United States, her father, Zacheus Cheney, was 32 and her mother, Mary Ann Fisher, was 29. She married Ezra Noble Shurtliff in 1871, in United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 October 1926, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezra Noble Shurtliff
Mary Ann Cheney
Marriage: 1871
Maud Mary Shurtliff
Edith Lucena Shurtleff
Harry E Shurtleff
William Zacheus Shurtliff
Dwight Warren Shurtleff
Sylvia Etta Shurtliff
Ralph Eugene Shurtliff
Katherine Shurtliff
Nellie Belle Shurtliff

Sources (30)

  • Mary A Cheney Shurtliff in household of Ezry Shurtliff, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mary A Shurtliff, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Mary A Shurtliff, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries: 1853: Alameda, California, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Chaney with the same etymology as in 2 below.

French: topographic name for someone who lived by or in an oak wood, from Old French chesnai ‘oak grove’ (from chesne ‘oak’), or a habitational name from any of several places called (Le) Cheney, e.g. in Haute-Savoie, named with this word. Compare Chesney .

French Canadian: altered form of French Chesnay or Chenay, topographic names with the same meaning and etymology as in 2 above, or habitational names from (Le) Chesnay or (Le) Chenay, names of several places in the northwestern part of France, based on Old French chesnai ‘oak grove’. Compare Chenette and Chenier 2.

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

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