Mary Ann Miller

21 September 1825–28 May 1905 (Age 79)
Monkton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Miller was born on 21 September 1825, in Monkton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Alexander Miller, was 19 and her mother, Martha Mc Clenahen, was 20. She married John Smith on 3 October 1845, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She immigrated to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1866 and lived in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861 and Beaver Election Precinct, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 28 May 1905, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Smith
Mary Ann Miller
Marriage: 3 October 1845
Martha Smith
Mary Smith
Agnes Smith
Joseph Smith
John Smith
Jennett Smith
Adam Smith
Sarah Smith
Isabell Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1845Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 8
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 21
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for a miller. The standard modern vocabulary word represents the northern Middle English term miller, an agent derivative of mille ‘mill’, reinforced by Old Norse mylnari (see Milner ). In southern, western, and central England Millward (literally, ‘mill keeper’) was the usual term. In North America, the surname Miller has absorbed many cognate surnames from other languages, for example German Müller (see Mueller ), Dutch Mulder and Molenaar , French Meunier , Italian Molinaro , Spanish Molinero , Hungarian Molnár (see Molnar ), Slovenian, Croatian, and Serbian Mlinar , Polish Młynarz or Młynarczyk (see Mlynarczyk ). Miller (including in the senses below) is the seventh most frequent surname in the US.South German, Swiss German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Müller ‘miller’ (see Mueller ) and, in North America, also an altered form of this. This form of the surname is also found in other European countries, notably in Poland, Denmark, France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), and Czechia; compare 3 below.Americanized form of Polish, Czech, Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian Miler ‘miller’, a surname of German origin.

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

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    Save to my tree Journal Entry from daughter, Isabella Smith

    In her own words: "On May 21, 1866, the family (John Smith family) set sail on the ship "American Congress" and the trip took 42 days. Our family joined a company crossing the plains and on the journe …

    Sources (29)

    • Mary Ann Smith, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Mary A. Richards in household of David Richards, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Mary Ann Miller in entry for Mary Reese, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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