Mary Elizabeth Woolsey

12 January 1848–29 April 1899 (Age 51)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Woolsey was born on 12 January 1848, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Thomas Woolsey, was 42 and her mother, Mary Burrell, was 34. She married Joseph Hyrum Lee on 2 January 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 10 daughters. She lived in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860 and Tuba City, Yavapai, Arizona, United States in 1880. She died on 29 April 1899, in Tuba City, Coconino, Arizona, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Tuba City, Coconino, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hyrum Lee
Mary Elizabeth Woolsey
Marriage: 2 January 1863
Thomas Doyle Lee
Mary Lee
Agatha Ann Lee
Sarah Alice Lee
Elnora Abigail Lee
Lovina Syrena Lee
Joseph Hyrum Lee Jr.
Evaline Lee
Ernest Alexander Lee
Rubin Ezra Lee
Mary Eliza Lee
Wilford Willard Lee
George Washington Lee
Ada Belle Lee
Lola Vilate Lee
Minnie Ardell Lee

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
    Age 2
    On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 8
    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.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Norfolk): from the Middle English personal name Wulsy (Old English Wulfsige, from wulf ‘wolf’ + sige ‘victory’). The personal name was common in Suffolk, where it gave rise to the surname of Henry VIII's minister Cardinal Wolsey.History: George Woolsey came to New Amsterdam in New Netherland (now New York City, NY) from England via the Netherlands in 1623.

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

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    The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

    The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth When Mary Elizabeth Woolsey was born on 12 January 1848, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Thomas Woolsey, was 42 and her mother, Mary Burrel …

    Sources (26)

    • Mary Elizeph Wolsey Lee in household of Ernest Alexander Lee, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Sarah E Woolsey in entry for Ernest A Lee and Hattie Hastings, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • Elizabeth Woolsey en tant qu’entrée de Wilford Willard Lee, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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