Mary Jane Lee

2 February 1853–9 March 1926 (Age 73)
Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Lee was born on 2 February 1853, in Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edward Burbidge Lee, was 22 and her mother, Mary Jane Hone, was 22. She married John Kelly on 11 November 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Everton, Lancashire, England in 1891 and American Fork Ward 3, Utah, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 9 March 1926, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Kelly
Mary Jane Lee
Marriage: 11 November 1872
Mary Jane Kelly
John Edward Kelley
Charles Henry Kelly
Eliza Ann Kelly
Emily Elizabeth Kelly
Lydia Adelia Kelly
Robert Earl Kelly
Alice May Kelley
Lucy Pearl Kelly
Rosabell Kelly
Sarah Leona Kelly
George Leo Kelly

Spouse and Children

11 November 1872
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking

Age 4

The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

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

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land, Middle English lee, lea, from Old English lēa, dative case (used after a preposition) of lēah, which originally meant ‘wood’ or ‘glade’.2 English: habitational name from any of the many places named with Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, as for example Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.3 Irish: reduced Americanized form of Ó Laoidhigh ‘descendant of Laoidheach’, a personal name derived from laoidh ‘poem’, ‘song’ (originally a byname for a poet).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Lee in household of Edward Lee, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary J Lee in household of Edward B Lee, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Kelly in household of John Kelly, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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