Mary Ann Holmes

17 February 1840–8 July 1877 (Age 37)
Goole, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Holmes was born on 17 February 1840, in Goole, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Cornelius Holmes, was 25 and her mother, Eliza Abbey, was 21. She married William Cooke Mitchell Jr on 24 October 1856, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 8 July 1877, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Cooke Mitchell Jr
Mary Ann Holmes
Marriage: 24 October 1856
Eliza Ann Mitchell
William Cooke Mitchell
Mary Ann Mitchell
Sarah Ann Ridsdale Mitchell
James Warner Bosnell Mitchell
William Cooke Mitchell III
Emma Mabel Mitchell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 October 1856Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 3
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 14
    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: either from the plural form of Holme , or else a variant of Holme or Home , with excrescent -s (see Holm ).Scottish: probably a habitational name from Holmes near Dundonald (Ayrshire), or possibly from another place so called in the barony of Inchestuir (Angus). Both placenames likely derive from the plural form of Middle English, Older Scots holm ‘islet, raised land in a marsh’ (see Holm ).Scottish and Irish: adopted for Scottish Gaelic and Irish Mac Thómais, Mac Thómais (see McComb ). In parts of western Ireland, Holmes is also a variant of Cavish, from Gaelic Mac Thámhais, another patronymic from Thomas . Early bearers in Ireland were probably immigrants from Scotland.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Mary Ann Homes Mitchell (1840-1877)

    Birth Date:17 Feb 1840 Place:Hoak, Yorkshire, England Death Date:8 July 1877 Place:Parowan, Iron, Utah Spouse:William Cooke Mitchell II Date of Marriage:24 Oct 1856 Place:Parowan, Iron, Utah Parents: …

    Sources (33)

    • Sarah C Mitchell in household of William C Mitchell, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Mary Ann Holmes in entry for William C Mitchell and Mary Jane Adams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Augusta Pehrson in entry for Ellen Agusta Mitchell Mortensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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