Mary Jane Ashby

20 October 1841–30 July 1912 (Age 70)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Ashby was born on 20 October 1841, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Nathaniel Ashby, was 36 and her mother, Susan Hammond, was 33. She married George Ammon Stringham on 3 March 1858, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910. She died on 30 July 1912, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Ammon Stringham
Mary Jane Ashby
Marriage: 3 March 1858
Catherine Stringham
George Stringham
Stillborn Stringham
Nathaniel Stringham
John Albert Stringham
Effie Jane Stringham
Ammon Benjamin Stringham
Georgiana Stringham
Isabella Stringham
Sabra Geneva Stringham
Sylvia Genevieve Stringham
Thomas Beal Stringham
Francis Hammond Stringham
Clarence Erastus Stringham
Robert William Stringham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 March 1858Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 7
    Bingham Canyon is located in the Oquirrh Mountains approximately twenty-five miles southwest of Salt Lake City. The canyon was first settled in August 1848 by two Mormon pioneers, Thomas and Sanford Bingham. The two brothers had been sent to the area by Brigham Young, who requested that they take a herd of horses and cattle belonging to himself, the Bingham family, and others up to the high land around the main canyon. They erected a small cabin about one-and-a-half miles below the entrance to the canyon on the north side of its creek.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of numerous places in northern and eastern England called Ashby, from Old Norse askr ‘ash’ (or in one instance possibly from the Old Norse personal name Aski) + ‘farm’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    John Albert Stringham by Corinne Stratton Stout

    John was the fourth child of fourteen children. His parents were George Ammon Stringham and Mary Jane Ashby who came to Utah in 1848 with the Mormon Pioneer groups. John's father, George was te …

    Sources (46)

    • 1910 Mary Ashbey Stringham in household of Mary Stringham, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Mary Jane Ashby in entry for Frank Degenhart and Georgiana Pickering, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Mary A Stringham, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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