Mary Rees

18 February 1840–8 May 1908 (Age 68)
Argoed, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Rees was born on 18 February 1840, in Argoed, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Morgan Rees, was 27 and her mother, Eleanor Rees, was 23. She married Henry Hugh Harries on 15 March 1859, in Dafen, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She immigrated to Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1859 and lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 8 May 1908, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Hugh Harries
Mary Rees
Marriage: 15 March 1859
Mary Ellen Harries
John Morgan Harries
Henry Hugh Harries
Annie Elizabeth Harries
Margaret Sophia Harries
Caroline Lois Harries
William Henry Harries
Benjamin Rees Harries
Willard James Harries
Alice Catherine Harries
Mamie Vilate Harries
Elizabeth Phillips Harries
Howell Henry Harries
James Martin Harries

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 March 1859Dafen, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 8
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: variant of Rice .German: habitational name from a place in the Rhineland called Rees.German: from a short form of the personal name Andreas .

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

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    Mary Rees

    Mary Rees Written by her daughters Caroline Lloyd and Elizabeth Liddle Mary Rees was born at Argoed, Momouthshire, Wales, Feb. 18, 1840, a daughter of Morgan and Eleanor Rees Rees; her parents w …

    Sources (64)

    • Mary Harries in household of Henry H Harries, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Mary Rees, "Wales, Marriage Bonds, 1650-1900"
    • Mary in entry for Willard Harris, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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