Marietta Hunzeford Dana

13 December 1829–9 June 1877 (Age 47)
Morristown, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Marietta Hunzeford

When Marietta Hunzeford Dana was born on 13 December 1829, in Morristown, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Charles Root Dana, was 27 and her mother, Margaret Kennedy, was 22. She married Henry Kingsley on 16 November 1848, in Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States in 1850 and Mud Springs Judicial Township, El Dorado, California, United States in 1860. She died on 9 June 1877, in Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada, United States.

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Henry Kingsley
Marietta Hunzeford Dana
Marriage: 16 November 1848
Florence Evelyn Kingsley
Isadore Kingsley
Dollie H. Kingsley

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 1
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
Age 10
After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
1842 · Relief Society Organized
Age 13
The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on March 17, 1842. Emma Smith was the first Relief Society president. It was established as a way to help strengthen and serve other women.

Name Meaning

1 Origin unidentified. There has been much speculation about the origins of this famous American family name. The most plausible theory is that it is a Huguenot name, a variant of D’Aunay, from any of several places in France called Aunay. However, the name acquired an Irish flavor, being associated, probably erroneously, with a Gaelic forename likewise spelled Dana.2 Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Dániel ( see Daniel ).3 Czech and Slovak (Daňa); also Polish: from the personal name Daniel , or perhaps from a short form of any of the various Old Slavic compound personal names formed with -dan, for example Bogdan.

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

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Sources (6)

  • Maryette Kingsley in household of Henry Kingsley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Marietta Kingsley in household of Henry Kingsley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Marrietta Hunzeford Dana Kingsley, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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