Mary Ann Bowden

15 July 1856–28 July 1928 (Age 72)
Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Bowden was born on 15 July 1856, in Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, William Bowden Sr, was 29 and her mother, Ann Grinney, was 23. She married William Sheldon Day Sr on 27 October 1869, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Polperro, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom in 1871. In 1880, at the age of 24, her occupation is listed as house keeper in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States. She died on 28 July 1928, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Sheldon Day Sr
Mary Ann Bowden
Marriage: 27 October 1869
Carlos Sheldon Day
Edgar Day
William Hugh Day
Rhoda Ann Day
Robert Edwin Day Sr
Joseph Benjamin Day
Mariah Elizabeth Day

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 October 1869Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1865 · Cornerstone is Laid for the Tabernacle
    Age 9
    In May 1865, Brigham Young placed the cornerstone for the Tabernacle building. The work was delayed because of the construction the railroad. The walls of the Tabernacle begun in 1876. The building was first used in 1881.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 19
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of several places called Bowden or Bowdon. Bowden in Devon and Derbyshire and Bowdon in Cheshire are named with Old English boga ‘bow’ + dūn ‘hill’, i.e. ‘hill shaped like a bow’; one in Leicestershire (Bugedone in Domesday Book) comes, according to Ekwall, from the Old English personal name Būga (masculine) or Bucge (feminine) + dūn. There are also Scottish places of this name, but there are comparatively few bearers of the surname Bowden north of the border. In England, the surname is found most frequently in Lancashire and in the West Country. In Devon and Cornwall there has been some confusion with the Norman personal name Baldwin .English: topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill, from Middle English buve dun ‘above the hill’ (Old English būfan dūne, as in the placename Bowden, Wiltshire).Scottish: habitational name from Bowden in Roxburghshire, named from Old English bōthl ‘dwelling-house’ + Old English denu ‘valley’.

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

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    Mary Ann Bowden Day

    Mary Ann Bowden Day Birth 15 Jul 1856 Vale of Glamorgan, Wales Death 28 Jul 1928 (aged 72) Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, USA Burial Brigham City Cemetery Brigham City, Box Elder County, Ut …

    Sources (43)

    • Mary Anna Day in household of William Day, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Mary Ann Day, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Mary Ann Bowden in entry for Rhoda Ann Turville, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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