Mary Ellen Pace

27 May 1859–17 November 1949 (Age 90)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Pace was born on 27 May 1859, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Thomas Barker Pace, was 31 and her mother, Mary Jane Blackett, was 25. She married John William Schofield on 4 December 1878, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Nephi Election Precinct, Juab, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 17 November 1949, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Schofield
Mary Ellen Pace
Marriage: 4 December 1878
Martha Edith Schofield
Nellie Pace Schofield
Della Jane Schofield
Fern Elizabeth Schofield

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 December 1878Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · The Burtis Opera House
    Age 8
    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
    1884 · There is now a Capital Building
    Age 25
    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    Name Meaning

    English: from a vernacular short form of the Latin personal name Paschalis (see Paschal ).English: nickname for a mild-mannered and peaceable person, from Middle English pais, pace, pes(e), pece ‘peace, concord, amity’ (a borrowing of Old French pais, from Latin pax), or perhaps from the derived adjective pes ‘quiet, silent, peaceful’.Italian: from the medieval personal name Pace, from the vocabulary word pace ‘peace’ (see 2 above), used for both males and females. In some instances it may represent a short form of the medieval personal name Bonapace, an omen or well-wishing name based on the same word.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Mary Ellen Pace

    Story written by Fern Schofield Paxman This story is written about her family, parents and her grandparents coming to the United states from England in 1857. My Mother, Mary Ellen Pace Scho …

    Sources (19)

    • Nellie Schofield, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Nellie Pace in entry for Larry E. Robertson and Edith Schofield, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Mary Ellen Pace in entry for Martha Edith Schofield Robertson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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