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
Mary Jane Campbell
Marriage: 21 June 1869
James Spens
Thomas Alfred Spens
Mary Jane Spens
Anna Elizabeth Spens
Bertha Ann Spens
Nathaniel Spens
Martha Spens
Jamima Spens
John Alexander Spens
Robert William Spens
Sarah Spens
Clara Spens

Spouse and Children

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


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    +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. 
    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.

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    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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