Mary Ellen Stringham

11 October 1859–27 March 1948 (Age 88)
Buchanan, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Stringham was born on 11 October 1859, in Buchanan, Missouri, United States, her father, Jeremiah Stringham, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Ann Bovee, was 28. She married Joseph Lancen Colby on 16 September 1877, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 27 March 1948, in Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Lancen Colby
1855–1933
Mary Ellen Stringham
1859–1948
Marriage: 16 September 1877
Joseph A. Colby
1878–1878
Judith Colby
1879–1879
Jermiah Colby
1879–1879
LeRoy Colby
1881–1955
Emily Colby
1884–1964
Dora May Colby
1886–1921
Lillian Colby
1889–1955
Murvin Colby
1891–1892
Elmer Colby
1892–1965
Briant Colby
1897–1897

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 September 1877Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1860
    Age 1
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    1863
    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1886
    Age 27
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English (London): habitational name from Strensham (Worcestershire), recorded as Stringesham in 1328. The placename appears to derive from an Old English personal name Streng (genitive Strenges) + Old English hām ‘village, homestead’.

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

    Sources (20)

    • Mary Ellen Stringham Colby in household of Joseph Colby, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Mary Ellen Stringham in entry for Elmer Colby, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Mary Ellen Stringham Colby in household of Joseph Colby, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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