Mary Ann Gheen

29 December 1832–18 April 1903 (Age 70)
West Nantmeal Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Gheen was born on 29 December 1832, in West Nantmeal Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William Atkins Gheen, was 34 and her mother, Esther Ann Pierce, was 31. She married William Elmer on 9 April 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880 and West Weber, Weber, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 18 April 1903, in Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Elmer
Mary Ann Gheen
Marriage: 9 April 1857
Levi James Elmer
Esther Ann Elmer
Amanda Vilate Elmer
William Heber Elmer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 April 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    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.
    Age 14
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 31
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Probably an altered form of Irish Geoghegan .History: Thomas and Joseph Gheen are recorded in 1768 in the tax records ofWest Bradford Township, Chester County, PA.

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

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    Story Highlight

    History of S. H. Gheen (Stephen Harris Gheen) Written by Him at Pearl, Wyoming, on February 26th, 1901.

    I retyped this account from a much older typewritten copy that was in my mother's possession. He was my great-grandfather. I have not tried to modernize it or correct it grammatically because I don' …

    Sources (53)

    • Maryann Elmer, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Ann Gheen in entry for Esther Ann Keyes, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • A Mary Elmer, "United States Census, 1880"

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