Mary Rollins Lightner

Female9 April 1851–26 December 1928

Brief Life History of Mary Rollins

When Mary Rollins Lightner was born on 9 April 1851, in Willow Creek, Washington, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Adam Lightner Jr., was 40 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Rollins, was 33. She married William Jenkins Carter on 23 February 1870, in Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Marine on Saint Croix, Washington, Minnesota, United States in 1860 and Marion, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died on 26 December 1928, in Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Jenkins Carter
Mary Rollins Lightner
Marriage: 23 February 1870
Nellie Rosina Carter
Sidney Algernon Carter
Edna Caroline Carter
Adam Earl Carter
Hayward Carter
Lester LaVell Carter
Hazel Elizabeth Carter
Guy William Carter
Charles Elmer Carter
Horace Lightner Carter

Sources (34)

  • Mary Lightner in household of Adam Lightner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Miss Mary R. Carter in entry for George W. Rollins, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
  • Mary E Lightner in entry for Guy William Carter, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 February 1870Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    Historical Boundaries: 1859: Beaver, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Beaver, Utah, United States


    Age 12

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 21

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Leitner or Lichtner .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Autobiography of Mary E. Lightner (1818-1913

    Autobiography of Mary E. Lightner (1818-1913) "Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner," The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine 17 (July 1926):193-205, 250- AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARY E. LIGHTNER I was …

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