Jane Cameron Ramsay

16 March 1845–6 April 1867 (Age 22)
Lambeth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane Cameron

When Jane Cameron Ramsay was born on 16 March 1845, in Lambeth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Smith Ramsay, was 29 and her mother, Mary Cameron, was 32. She married James Lawrence Bess Sr on 15 November 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1864 and lived in Southwark Christchurch, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 6 April 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Lawrence Bess Sr
Jane Cameron Ramsay
Marriage: 15 November 1864
Mary Jane Bess

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 3
    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.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 9
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: variant (the usual spelling in Scotland) of Ramsey . The Scottish Ramsays derive from Simund de Ramesie, recorded before 1175, who went to Scotland from Ramsey (Huntingdonshire).

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

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    Sources (27)

    • England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
    • Jane Ramsey in household of William Ramsay, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Jane R Bess, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1908-1949"

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