Mary Jane Morton

29 March 1849–10 February 1880 (Age 30)
Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Morton was born on 29 March 1849, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Morton Sr, was 32 and her mother, Margaret Cunningham, was 33. She married John Shelton on 30 March 1868, in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 10 February 1880, in Wanship, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Midway City Cemetery, Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Shelton
Mary Jane Morton
Marriage: 30 March 1868
Mary Jane Shelton
Elizabeth Shelton
John Shelton
Margaret Shelton
Stephen Morton Shelton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 March 1868Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 5
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 8
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places called Mor(e)ton, named with Old English mōr ‘moor’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. There has probably been some confusion with Morten , and perhaps also with Murton . This English name has also been established in Ireland since the 13th century.American shortened and altered form of Swedish Mårtensson or Mortensson (see Martenson and Mortenson ), which could also be substituted for the Finnish cognate Marttinen.French: shortened form of Moreton 3.

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

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    Story Highlight

    John and Mary Morton Shelton

    John and Mary Shelton From “The Morton Messenger,” August 1967 John Shelton, son of Stephen and Abigail Harris Shelton, was born December 4, 1839, in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, and married …

    Sources (12)

    • Mary Shelton in household of John Shelton, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Morton in entry for John Shelton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Mary Morton, "Scotland Census, 1851"

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