Mary Jane Wilson

25 October 1836–6 November 1909 (Age 73)
Ballymore, County Armagh, Ireland

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Wilson was born on 25 October 1836, in Ballymore, County Armagh, Ireland, her father, Thomas Wilson, was 48 and her mother, Jane Ellis, was 38. She married Elijah Alder on 24 November 1856, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Dailly, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 6 November 1909, in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Midway City Cemetery, Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Alder
Mary Jane Wilson
Marriage: 24 November 1856
Elijah Wilson Alder
Mary Jane Alder
Jane Ellis Alder
George Wilson Alder
James Thomas Alder
William Walter Alder
Elizabeth Alder
Alonzo George Alder
Alfred Lorenzo Alder
Ervin Alder

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 November 1856Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors
    Age 2
    Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.
    Age 7
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 21
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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    Story Highlight

    The Life of Rachel Wilson Part I

    This story is copied from The Holfeltz Family History - Compiled by Bert R. Holfeltz October 1966. Rachel Wilson was born February 6, 1843 at Castlehill, Dailly Parish, Ayr County, Scotland. Her pare …

    Sources (16)

    • Mary J. Alder, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Mary Jane Alder, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Mary Jane Alder in household of Elijah Alder, "United States Census, 1880"

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