Mary Barnes

Female27 September 1844–23 August 1871

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Barnes was born on 27 September 1844, in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Matthew Barnes, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Hyde, was 23. She married John Holmes Jr. on 3 May 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Macclesfield St Michael, Prestbury, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1844 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 23 August 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Holmes Jr.
1843–1917
Mary Barnes
1844–1871
Marriage: 3 May 1869
Sarah Elizabeth Holmes
1870–1876
John H. Holmes
1871–1871

Sources (19)

  • Mary Barnes in household of Matthew Barnes, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Mary B Holmes, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Mary B Holmes, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 May 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (7)

    1846

    Age 2

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1847

    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 10

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), named with Old English bere-ærn ‘barn, a storehouse for barley and other grain’, or a topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn, granary’.

    English: variant of Barne, with excrescent -s, derived from either the Middle English personal name Bern, Barn (based on the Scandinavian personal name Biǫrn or Old English Beorn, both from a word meaning ‘warrior’), or from Middle English barn (Old Norse barn) ‘child’. The latter term is found as a byname for men of the upper classes; it might also have had the meaning ‘young man of a prominent family’, like Middle English child (see Child ).

    Irish: in Ireland in many cases this is no doubt the English name, but in others it is possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

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

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