Mary Elizabeth Walton

24 November 1839–3 May 1883 (Age 43)
Plymouth Township, Richland, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Walton was born on 24 November 1839, in Plymouth Township, Richland, Ohio, United States, her father, Alfred Benjamin Walton, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Buys, was 30. She married Ira James Ames on 18 May 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Trenton, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 3 May 1883, in Cleveland, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Cleveland, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira James Ames
Mary Elizabeth Walton
Marriage: 18 May 1857
Ira Henry Ames
Alfred Ames
Hannah Elizabeth Ames
Ithamer Ames
Mary Louisa Ames
Daniel Carter Ames
Sarah Isabell Ames
Charity Francis Ames
Emily Ames
Charles Winslow Ames
John Clark Ames
Clarissa Rebecca Ames

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 May 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 2
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 17
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of numerous places called Walton, which are named with Old English walh ‘foreigner, Briton, serf’ (genitive plural wala), wald ‘woodland’, wall ‘wall’, or wælla ‘well, spring, stream’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.History: George Walton (1741–1804) signed the Declaration of Independence. He was born in Prince Edward County, VA, whither his grandfather had emigrated from England in 1682. He moved to Savannah, GA, and became governor of GA and a prominent jurist.

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

    Story Highlight

    Mary Elizabeth Walton story

    Mary Walton joined the Church in Brown’s Settlement Pennsylvania. They moved to Nauvoo, Illinois and left with the Saints in 1850 with the William Snow/ Joseph Young Company. Mary crossed the plains a …

    Sources (39)

    • Mary Elizabeth Walton - birth-name: Mary Elizabeth Walton
    • Mary Ames in household of Ira Ames, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary Elizabeth Walton in entry for Hannah Elizabeth Ames Ransom, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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