Jane Brimley

1 September 1851–9 January 1936 (Age 84)
Leyland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane

When Jane Brimley was born on 1 September 1851, in Leyland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Richard Brimley, was 29 and her mother, Ann Southworth, was 30. She married James Cowan on 13 October 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 9 January 1936, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Cowan
Jane Brimley
Marriage: 13 October 1876
James Brimley Cowan
Clarence Cowan
Ardella Cowan
Richard Carl Cowan
Ruby Cowan
Sidney Floyd Cowan
Jessie Cowan
Alta Stella Cowan
Ivy Mae Cowan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 October 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 8
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 24
    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

    habitational name, perhaps from Brimley in Devon or Brimbley in Stoke Abbott, Dorset, both named with Old English brōm ‘broom’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.variant of Bromley .English:

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

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    Story Highlight

    Brimley family line – as told by William Eugene Henry

    “On my mother's side, all her great grandparents were converts to the Mormon church. My great grandfather, John Brimley, was born on February 24, 1846 in Leyland, Lancashire, England to Richard Briml …

    Sources (39)

    • Jane Brimley in entry for Ivy May Cowan, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Jane Brimley Cowan in household of James Cowan, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Jane Brimley in entry for James Gerald King and Ivy May Cowan, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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