Mary Elizabeth Forsyth

5 October 1856–22 March 1907 (Age 50)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Forsyth was born on 5 October 1856, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Irwin Forsyth, was 40 and her mother, Sarah Freeland Barker, was 40. She married William Chase Harrison on 24 January 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900 and Coos Bay, Coos, Oregon, United States in 1962. She died on 22 March 1907, in Bramwell, Gem, Idaho, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Chase Harrison
Mary Elizabeth Forsyth
Marriage: 24 January 1876
Charles William Harrison
John Forsyth Harrison
Sarah Mabel Harrison
Ether Le Roy Harrison
Ralph Porter Harrison
Parley Clarence Harrison
Earl Irwin Harrison
Roscoe Lavaca Harrison
Mary Esther Harrison
Horace Herbert Harrison

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 January 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Oregon Becomes a State
    Age 3
    Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 
    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 14
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Forsythe .History: The statesman John Forsyth (1780–1841) was born at Fredericksburg, VA, a descendant of James Forsyth, who came to VA from Scotland in 1680. John was in public service for 30 years as representative, US senator, governor of Georgia, minister to Spain, and secretary of state.

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

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    Story Highlight

    short bio of Andrew Barker Forsyth

    Andrew Barker Forsyth 1847 - 1925 Andrew Barker Forsyth was born February 4, 1847 in Port Richmond, Pennsylvania. He was his parents’ only son, although he had five sisters. His parents were Joh …

    Sources (18)

    • Mary E Forsyth in household of John Forsyth, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary Forsyeth in entry for William Charles Harrison, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Mary E Harrison in household of W C Harrison, "United States Census, 1910"

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