Mary Maria Harding

9 August 1836–17 June 1914 (Age 77)
Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Maria

When Mary Maria Harding was born on 9 August 1836, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edward Harding, was 36 and her mother, Mary Offer, was 35. She married James Chislett on 27 September 1860, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Ward 1 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. In 1851, at the age of 15, her occupation is listed as servant girl in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 17 June 1914, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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James Chislett
Mary Maria Harding
Marriage: 27 September 1860

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World Events (8)

Age 7
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
Age 14
The state known as Utah began when Brigham Young led a group of LDS pilgrims seeking freedom from religious persecution into the Great Salt Lake Valley, where they established a settlement in 1847. The golden spike completing the first transcontinental railroad line was driven at Promontory, Utah, in 1869, leading to a further influx of settlers.
Age 27
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southern England and South Wales) and Irish: from the Old English personal name Hearding, originally a patronymic from Hard 1. The surname was first taken to Ireland in the 15th century, and more families of the name settled there 200 years later in Tipperary and surrounding counties.2 North German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of the various Germanic compound personal names beginning with hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

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Mary Maria Harding Chislett

Mary Maria Harding was born 9 August 1836 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, the youngest daughter of Edward Mary Ann Offer Harding. She was the last and youngest Harding sibling to join the Ch …

Sources (17)

  • Mary Chislett in household of James Chislett, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Maria Harding in household of Edward Harding, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Maria Harding in household of Edward Harding, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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