Mary Melissa Wallace

8 January 1847–27 September 1848 (Age 1)
Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Melissa

When Mary Melissa Wallace was born on 8 January 1847, in Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, her father, George Benjamin Wallace, was 29 and her mother, Melissa Mandana King, was 23. She died on 27 September 1848, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 1, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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George Benjamin Wallace
Melissa Mandana King
Mary Melissa Wallace
George Crowell Wallace
Louisa King Wallace
Melissa King Wallace
John King Wallace
Howes Crowell Wallace

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Age 1
Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Wallis , especially in Scotland, where the name was introduced from the Welsh Marches by a family of tenants of the Stewarts in the 12th century.Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish (Ashkenazic) surnames, e.g. Wallach .

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

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Sources (13)

  • Mary M Wallace, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1908-1949"
  • Mary M Wallace, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"
  • Mary M Wallace, "BillionGraves Index"

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