Mary Ann Staker

Female21 January 1848–8 January 1929

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Staker was born on 21 January 1848, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Nathan Staker, was 46 and her mother, Jane Richmond, was 37. She married Alonzo Lafayette Farnsworth Sr on 1 December 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Moreland, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1920. In 1880, at the age of 32, her occupation is listed as keeping house. She died on 8 January 1929, in Colonia García, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico, at the age of 80, and was buried in Juárez, Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

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Family Time Line

Alonzo Lafayette Farnsworth Sr
Mary Ann Staker
Marriage: 1 December 1864

Sources (22)

  • Mary S Staker Farnsworth in household of Alonzo Layette Farnsworth, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mary Farnsworth in household of Alonzo Farnsworth, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Ann Staker - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth-name: Mary Ann Staker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 December 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Sanpete, Utah, United States


    Age 5

    Santa Anna returns to Mexico and becomes president. Sells additional territory to United States under Gadsden Purchase.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 22

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    topographic name for someone who lived by a stake, from Middle English stake ‘stake’ (Old English staca) + -er. Compare Stake .

    occupational name for someone who made wooden stakes or who drove them into the ground, from an agent derivative of Middle English stake ‘stake’ (Old English staca). Compare Stake .


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

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    Story Highlight

    Sequel ~ poem written by Mary Farnsworth to Eliza

    “Sequel” A poem written by Mary Farnsworth to her stepmother, Eliza Cusworth Burton Staker as a gift on her birthday on January 19, 1909. And like dear Job of ancient fame He bore, with patience, eve …

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