Mary Ellen Burns

12 April 1853–14 June 1913 (Age 60)
Old Brampton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Burns was born on 12 April 1853, in Old Brampton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Charles Burns, was 21 and her mother, Martha Fretwell, was 26. She married Edward Aaron Wherrett Tomlinson on 18 December 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Staveley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 14 June 1913, in Magrath, Cardston, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Edward Aaron Wherrett Tomlinson
Mary Ellen Burns
Marriage: 18 December 1871
Charles William Tomlinson
Eliza W. Tomlinson
Sarah Jane W. Tomlinson
Edward Wherrett Tomlinson
James Wherrett Tomlinson
George Wherrett Tomlinson
Ada Martha Tomlinson
Myrtle W Tomlinson
Frank W. Tomlinson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 December 1871Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 1
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 4
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    Age 16

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (central Scotland and northern England): habitational name from any of various places called formerly Burnis, Burnes, or Burnhouse (named with burn- ‘stream’), especially those in Kincardineshire, Renfrewshire, Dunbartonshire, and possibly Argyll.English and Scottish: variant either of Burn , with post-medieval excrescent -s, or of Barnes .Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin (see Byrne ), with excrescent -s.

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

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    Story Highlight

    L Harker/M Burns, In, '5 Gen'tns dft', by B Harker, 2017.

    Levi Harker, Canadian colonist and spiritual giant, had the perfect compliment in his wife, Martha Burns, to help him do so. Levi, born 16 April 1865, in Taylorsville, Utah to Joseph Harker and Susan …

    Sources (17)

    • Mary Ellen Burns in entry for Frank Tomlinson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Mary E Burns in household of Charles Burns, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Mary Ellen Burns in entry for Eliza Beynon, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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