Mary Elizabeth Evans

25 September 1856–23 April 1894 (Age 37)
Green River, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Evans was born on 25 September 1856, in Green River, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States, her father, John Evans, was 21 and her mother, Mary Ellison, was 26. She married Ephraim Briggs on 28 December 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 23 April 1894, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim Briggs
Mary Elizabeth Evans
Marriage: 28 December 1874
Ephraim Briggs Jr.
Ann Lutheria Briggs
Mary Dorothy Briggs
Grace Ordoyno Briggs
William Ray Briggs
George Edward Briggs
Amy Maude Briggs
Rebecca Briggs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 December 1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 1
    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 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 11
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: derivative of Evan , from Efan, Ifan, medieval forms of Ieuan (from Latin Johannes, the source of English John), dating from c. 1500, with the post-medieval patronymic suffix -s. Welsh Sion was a separate borrowing of English John, and Evan (Ieuan) and Sion developed as independent names.

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Mary Evens in household of Jno Evens, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary Ann Evans in entry for Olive May Briggs Moss, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • May Evans in entry for Ephriam Briggs Jr, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"

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