Mary Louisa Folsom

9 October 1855–2 July 1948 (Age 92)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Louisa

When Mary Louisa Folsom was born on 9 October 1855, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, William Harrison Folsom, was 40 and her mother, Zerviah Eliza Clark, was 37. She married Lorenzo John Brown on 9 December 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 2 July 1948, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lorenzo John Brown
Mary Louisa Folsom
Marriage: 9 December 1873
Florence F Brown
Lorenzo F Brown
Raymond Folsom Brown
Ethel Folsom Brown
Ella Folsom Brown
Jennie Amelia Brown
William Folsom Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 December 1873Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +2 More Children

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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 2
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 26
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Foulsham, a habitational name from Foulsham in Norfolk, so named from the Old English personal name Fugol + hām ‘homestead’. This form of the surname is very rare in Britain.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Hand witten letter by Mary Louise Folsom Brown in possession of Patsy Tanner Taylor

    Louise Folsom Brown born Oct 9th 1855. She [I] came across the plains and arrived in Salt Lake City in 1860. My mother died when I was 7 years old. I went to live with Pres. Brigham Young (and Ameli …

    Sources (26)

    • Folsom in entry for Haynes Brown, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Mary Louisa Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Mary Louise Folsom Brown in entry for Lorenzo John Brown, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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