Mary Jane Campbell

4 October 1848–29 July 1921 (Age 72)
Oakley, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Campbell was born on 4 October 1848, in Oakley, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Campbell, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Smith, was 25. She married Nathaniel Spens on 21 June 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1868 and lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 July 1921, in Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Spens
1838–1916
Mary Jane Campbell
1848–1921
Marriage: 21 June 1869
James Spens
1870–1913
Thomas Alfred Spens
1872–1939
Mary Jane Spens
1873–1953
Anna Elizabeth Spens
1875–1935
Bertha Ann Spens
1877–1955
Nathaniel Spens
1879–1956
Martha Spens
1881–1902
Jamima Spens
1883–1883
John Alexander Spens
1884–1920
Robert William Spens
1886–1898
Sarah Spens
1889–1963
Clara Spens
1891–1981

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 June 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (18)

    +13 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 
    Age 4
    George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 
    1863
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 20
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked, bent’ + beul ‘mouth’. As a result of folk etymology, the surname was often represented in Latin documents as de bello campo ‘of the fair field’, which led to the name sometimes being ‘translated’ into Anglo-Norman French as Beauchamp .Irish (North Armagh): adopted for Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil ‘son of Cathmhaol’ (literally ‘battle chief’): see Caulfield and Cowell .English: variant of Camel , under the influence of the Scottish name (see 1 above).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Camble
    Campbel
    Cambell
    Campell
    Beauchamp
    Camel

    Story Highlight

    Nathanial Spens (story compiled for Olsen family reunion 2018)

    Nathaniel Spens was born June 21, 1838 in Scotland. He was one of 11 children. At age 14 and only a year after his mother's death, Nathaniel was apprenticed learn the art of painting. When his appren …

    Sources (15)

    • Mary Spens in household of Nathanial Spens, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Mary Cambell in entry for Phenor Peterson and Clara Spens Brown, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Mary Campbell in entry for Mary Jane Spens Burnside, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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