Mary Eliza Weir

20 December 1846–4 February 1926 (Age 79)
Mosquito Creek, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Eliza

Mary Eliza Weir was born on 20 December 1846, in Mosquito Creek, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. She married Andrew Jackson Stewart in 1863, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1870 and Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States for about 40 years. She died on 4 February 1926, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Jackson Stewart
Mary Eliza Weir
Marriage: 1863
John Clark Stewart
Eva Elizabeth Stewart
Nancy Lucinda Stewart
Maggie May Stewart
James Scott Stewart
Otto Ren Stewart
Lulu Rachel Stewart

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  • Marriage
    1863Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 21
    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 The Amendment was later repealed.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

    Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river, from Middle English, Older Scots wer(e) ‘weir; fish-trap’. Compare Ware and Wear . In northern England and lowland Scotland there has been much confusion with the Irish and Scottish Gaelic names in 2, 4 and 5 below.Scottish: in Scotland, this surname was sometimes used for Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir ‘son of the steward’, more often Anglicized as McNair .Scottish (of Norman origin): surname of a family of Blackwood (Lanarkshire), which is said to be descended from Ralph de Ver, a Norman baron associated with William the Lion between 1174 and 1184. The change in pronunciation from Vere to Were would be unusual in Anglo-Norman French, and the true source of the surname may lie elsewhere. One possibility is Wierre in Pas-de-Calais. Another possibility is that the surname may represent versions of the Norman surname de la Were ‘of the war’, a nickname for a warrior; see Warr .

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

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    Autobiography of Mary Eliza Weir Stewart

    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARY ELIZA STEWART Greece Wood Farm Benjamin, Utah County Territory March 17, 1881 Mary Eliza Stewart daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth C. Weir. I was born on Mosquito Creek, Pottawa …

    Sources (22)

    • Eliza Browning in household of Elizabeth Browning, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary E Stewart, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Mary Eliza Weir Stewart, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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