Mary Ann Crafts

12 May 1846–19 January 1927 (Age 80)
Shoreditch, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Crafts was born on 12 May 1846, in Shoreditch, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Crafts, was 37 and her mother, Martha Clark, was 44. She married William Purdy on 25 January 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Kirkland, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 19 January 1927, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Purdy
Mary Ann Crafts
Marriage: 25 January 1869
Florence A Purdy
Lily Eliza Purdy
William Edwin Purdy
Minnie Martha Purdy
Francis Alfred Purdy
Albert Samuel Purdy
Eugene Clark Purdy
Augusta Maude Purdy

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 January 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 
    Age 6
    George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 8
    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.
    1868 · Abolition of Public Hangings at Newgate
    Age 22
    On May 26, 1868 the Capital Punishment Act was put into action. This made it so that public hangings no longer existed at Newgate in London.

    Name Meaning

    English (Nottinghamshire): variant of Craft , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Story Highlight


    William Purdy was born December 23rd, 1845, the third of eleven children of Samuel and Eliza Chapman Purdy who had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in England shortly after it wa …

    Sources (26)

    • Mary Ann Craft in entry for William Edwin Purdy, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary Ann Crafts in household of Martha Crafts, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Mary Ann Craft in entry for William Purdy, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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