Mary Meiklejohn

29 July 1842–3 October 1902 (Age 60)
Vale of Leven, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Meiklejohn was born on 29 July 1842, in Vale of Leven, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, her father, Robert Meiklejohn, was 30 and her mother, Mary McLachlan, was 30. She married John Anderson Smith on 21 June 1862, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 3 October 1902, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Tooele City Cemetery, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Anderson Smith
Mary Meiklejohn
Marriage: 21 June 1862
John "M" Smith
Mary Agnes Smith
Ann Janette Smith
Emma Jane Smith
William John Smith
Sarah Ellen Smith
Luetta Smith
Luella Smith
Robert Meiklejohn Smith
Catherine Hannah Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 June 1862Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland
    Age 1
    The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: nickname from Middle Scots mekill, meikill ‘big’ + the personal name John .

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

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    Story Highlight

    travel to America

    “Our Pioneer Heritage” by Kate B. Carter, Volume 9, page 412 Autobiography of Barbara Gowans Bowen… “When I was six weeks old, my parents Hugh S. and Betsy Gowans left Scotland and joined a company of …

    Sources (22)

    • Mary Smith in household of John A Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Meiklejohn in entry for Robert Meiklejohn Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Mary Meiklejohn in household of Robert Meiklejohn, "United States Census, 1860"

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