Marian Elizabeth Burnside

29 June 1858–9 November 1927 (Age 69)
Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Marian Elizabeth

When Marian Elizabeth Burnside was born on 29 June 1858, in Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Mason Burnside, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Prentice, was 31. She married Samuel Levi Shelley on 17 June 1880, in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900 and Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 9 November 1927, in Clear Creek, Carbon, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Samuel Levi Shelley
Marian Elizabeth Burnside
Marriage: 17 June 1880
William Levi Shelley
Jane Elizabeth Shelley
John Mason Shelley
Helen Marion Shelley
Alice Florence Shelley
David Alexander Shelley
Jess Shelley
George Heber Shelley

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  • Marriage
    17 June 1880Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868
    Age 10
    The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.
    1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.
    Age 20
    Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (central Scotland) and Irish (Ulster): habitational name from one of the many places so named (from burn- ‘stream’), especially those in Lanarkshire and West Lothian.

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

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    Life History

    Marian Elizabeth Burnside was born at Armadale, Scotland, 29 June 1858. Her parents, John Mason Burnside and Elizabeth Prentice, who were converted to the gospel by the missionaries decided to move to …

    Sources (36)

    • Marian Shelley in household of Samuel L Shelley, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Marion Burwich in entry for David A Shelley and Geneva Mcarthur, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Marion Elizabeth Shelley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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