Mary Bratton Rich

11 February 1846–4 April 1931 (Age 85)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Bratton

When Mary Bratton Rich was born on 11 February 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Charles Coulson Rich, was 36 and her mother, Eliza Ann Graves, was 34. She married Joseph William Linford on 6 December 1866, in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Fish Haven, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1900 and St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1910. She died on 4 April 1931, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph William Linford
Mary Bratton Rich
Marriage: 6 December 1866
Joseph William Linford Jr
Eliza Maria Linford
John Charles Linford
James Wesley Linford
George Christian Linford
Phoebe Ann Linford
Mary Emily Linford
Amasa Rich Linford
Frances Leona Linford

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 December 1866Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Fire Destroys the Temple
    Age 2
    On October 9, 1848, an arsonists fire claimed everything but the outer walls of the Nauvoo Temple since the structure was made out of limestone and wood. It was meant to discourage the Saints that had fled to never come back.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 24
    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: nickname for a wealthy man (or perhaps in some cases an ironic nickname for a pauper), from Middle English, Old French riche ‘rich, wealthy’, a word of ancient Germanic origin, akin to ancient Germanic rīc ‘power(ful)’.English: from the Middle English personal name Rich, a pet form of any of the post-Conquest names beginning in Rich-, such as Richer and especially Richard . Compare Rick .English: either a topographic name from Middle English riche(Old English ric) ‘stream’, signifying one who lived beside a stream, as at Glynde Reach (Sussex), or perhaps a habitational name from the (now lost) village of Riche (Lincolnshire).

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

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    Story Highlight

    A Biographical Sktch of the Life of Joseph W. Linford by his daughter Eliza M Denio

    , A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF JOSEPH W.LINFORD, by his daughter Eliza M. Denio Joseph W. Linford was born March 30, 1842 at Gravely, Cambridgeshire, England. He was the fourth so …

    Sources (34)

    • Mary B Rich in household of Eliza A Rich, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary B Rich in entry for Jas W Linford and Beatrice E Cooper, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Mary Rich in entry for J. Charles Linford, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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