Mary Lois Van Leuven

Brief Life History of Mary Lois

When Mary Lois Van Leuven was born on 25 May 1834, in Loughborough Township, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, her father, Ransom Carlos Van Leuven, was 23 and her mother, Lucinda Wiswell Harvey, was 20. She married John Price Wriston or Clifford on 15 December 1852, in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Oxford, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1880 and Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 10 December 1919, in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Treasureton Cemetery, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Price Wriston or Clifford
Mary Lois Van Leuven
Marriage: 15 December 1852
Mary Ellen Clifford
John Price Clifford Jr.
Thomas Clifford
Adah Matilda Clifford
Annetta Lucinda Clifford
Sarah Jane Clifford
Rosa Alzina Clifford
Alice Lois Clifford

Sources (41)

  • Mary L Cliford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961
  • Mary Lois Clifford, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Historical Boundaries 1843: Allen County - organized from Holt County 1845: Renamed Atchison County


Historical Boundaries: 1857: Cache, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Cache, Utah, United States

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.

Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.

Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.

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

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Story Highlight

Small Mary Lois VanLeuven Clifford sketch

As a young mother, Mary had many unique experiences. While her husband was called to stand guard to prevent soldiers from entering the valley, Mary was left to care for the family through the winter. …

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