Mary Jane Wilkinson

21 November 1859–15 March 1919 (Age 59)
Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Wilkinson was born on 21 November 1859, in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Moses Wilkinson Sr, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Ann Butterworth, was 20. She married Peter Medwed on 28 June 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in St. Anthony, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 15 March 1919, in Forest Grove, Washington, Oregon, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Medwed
Mary Jane Wilkinson
Marriage: 28 June 1878
Peter John Medwed
Sarah Ann Medwed
Moses Albert Medwed
Mary Alice Medwed
Joseph Newel Medwed
Cora May Medwed
Edgar Alma Medwed
Arthur Wellrose Medwed

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 June 1878Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1862 · The Homestead Act
    Age 3
    The Homestead Act of 1862 gave each citizen 160 acres of land. The qualified applicants were required to build a home and cultivate the land for five years.  
    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 16
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic (‘son of Wilkin’) from Wilkin . Compare Wilkerson .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Living Next To Grandpa & Grandma Lidyard

    My grandparents, Robert Phillipe Raine & Mary Alice (Medwed) Raine lived for a time next door to the Lidyards in Forest Grove, Oregon. Mary Alice Raine was Mary Jane's daughter. Often my father and h …

    Sources (15)

    • Mary Wilkinson, "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915"
    • Mary Wilkinson in household of Moses Wilkinson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Jane Wilkinson in entry for Louis P Cowley and Sarah Winger, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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