Mary Jane Batt

23 July 1862–8 December 1942 (Age 80)
Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Batt was born on 23 July 1862, in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Batt, was 18 and her mother, Elizabeth Jane Bevan, was 18. She married David Benjamin Lewis on 5 September 1879, in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 December 1942, in Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Sandy City Cemetery, Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Benjamin Lewis
1856–1928
Mary Jane Batt
1862–1942
Marriage: 5 September 1879
Mary Elizabeth Lewis
1881–1976
Benjamin Levi Lewis
1884–1897
David Lewis
1887–1908
Parley Bevin Lewis
1890–1966

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 September 1879West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 1
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867
    Age 5
    The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.
    1884
    Age 22
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Bat(te), probably a pet form of Middle English Bartelmew (see Bartholomew ) or perhaps the rarer Bartram (see Bertram ).English: probably in many cases a variant of Back 2 ‘bat’ (the winged animal), applied as a nickname. The alteration of Middle English bakke to bat is not on record before 1580, but the frequency with which le Bat occurs in medieval documents suggests that this is a likely source of the name. Alternatively, it may be from Middle English bat(te) (Old English batt) ‘cudgel, club, bat’, perhaps for someone of stout appearance or for one who wielded a bat.English: topographic name, of uncertain meaning. That it is a topographic name seems clear from examples such as Walter atte Batte (Somerset 1327), but the meaning of the term is in doubt although it is found in medieval field names.

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

    Possible Related Names

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    Batty
    Bartholomew
    Batte
    Batts

    Story Highlight

    History written by Mary Jane Batt Lewis

    “THIS SHALL BE MY TOKEN” by Mary Jane Batt Lewis The incidents of my early life in my native Swansea have been dimmed somewhat by the passing of more than seventy years. But as they have faded deep …

    Sources (20)

    • Mary Jane Lewis, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary J Lewis in household of David Lewis, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Mary Jane Batt in entry for David Allen Newby and Mary Elizabeth Rodeback, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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