Mary Jane Simper

23 May 1850–3 September 1930 (Age 80)
Chedworth, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Simper was born on 23 May 1850, in Chedworth, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas William Simper, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Esther Massey, was 32. She married Walter Templeman on 6 February 1871. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Wilford, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 3 September 1930, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Templeman
Mary Jane Simper
Marriage: 6 February 1871
Elizabeth Jane Templeman
Matthew Templeman
Walter Templeman
Mary Ellen Althea Templeman
Daniel Templeman
Miranda Templeman

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  • Marriage
    6 February 1871
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    World Events (8)

    1851 · The First Schoolhouse in Murray
    Age 1
    A small, single room, adobe schoolhouse was built in Murray was built in 1851. A centrally located stove was used for heat. During the cold months, the students sat near the stove according to their age with the youngest children nearest the heat. Helen Holmes was the school's first teacher.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 4
    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.
    1883 · The Post Office Names Murray
    Age 33
    The South Cottonwood Post Office changed its name to Murray Post Office in 1883. The post office chose the name Murray, after Eli Murray, the territorial governor from 1880-1886.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin) and German: habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Saint-Pierre, from the dedication of their churches to Saint Peter.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Mary Jane Simper

    Her nic name was Polly.

    Sources (26)

    • Mary Jane Simper in household of Thomas Simper, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Mary Jane Simper in entry for Miranda Templeman Newman, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Mary J Templeman in household of Walter Templeman, "United States Census, 1910"

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