Mahala Darton

27 December 1850–6 January 1931 (Age 80)
Deptford, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mahala

When Mahala Darton was born on 27 December 1850, in Deptford, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Brace Darton Sr, was 31 and her mother, Mahala Headon Sloman, was 32. She married Benjamin Rouse Wright on 19 December 1870, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Election Precinct 11, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and World in 1930. She died on 6 January 1931, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Rouse Wright
Mahala Darton
Marriage: 19 December 1870

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 December 1870Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1851 · The First Schoolhouse in Murray
    Age 1
    A small, single room, adobe schoolhouse was built in Murray was built in 1851. A centrally located stove was used for heat. During the cold months, the students sat near the stove according to their age with the youngest children nearest the heat. Helen Holmes was the school's first teacher.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 4
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1877 · Trial of Detectives
    Age 27
    The Trial of Detective, also known as the Turf Fraud Scandal, was a scandal involving 3 senior Scotland Yard detectives. It was a scam involving bets made on horse races. 

    Name Meaning

    English: from Derriton Farm in Sydenham Damerel or Derriton in Pyworthy (both Devon), so named from the Old English personal name Dȳra or Dīera + Old English tūn ‘settlement’.

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

    Sources (19)

    • Mahala Darton Wright, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • 1931 Utah Death Certificate for Mahala Darton Wright
    • Mehala Dartman in household of Benjamin Wright, "United States Census, 1870"

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