Mary Newton

4 February 1835–11 December 1886 (Age 51)
St Helens, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Newton was born on 4 February 1835, in St Helens, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Newton, was 28 and her mother, Mary Houghton, was 26. She married John Rogers Robbins on 31 March 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Skull Valley, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 11 December 1886, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Quincy Knowlton
Mary Newton
Marriage: 18 April 1863
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Mary Eugenia Knowlton
George Washington Knowlton
Cora Knowlton
Rachel Eva Knowlton
Lulu Knowlton
Chauncey Knowlton
William Newton Knowlton
Inez Knowlton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 April 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 13
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire
    Age 15
    When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places in England and Scotland so named, from Old English nīwe ‘new’ + tūn ‘farmstead, settlement’, or Middle English neue ‘new’ + toun ‘settlement, town’. According to Ekwall, this is the commonest English placename. For this reason, the surname has a highly fragmented origin.

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

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    Mary Newton Knowlton Find A Grave Memorial

    Mary Newton Knowlton Find A Grave Memorial Birth: Feb. 4, 1835 Lancashire, England Death: Dec. 11, 1886 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA Born at St. Helens, Lancaster, England Daughter …

    Sources (41)

    • Mary Newton in household of Mary Newton, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Mary Newton in entry for Inez Knowlton Nelson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Mary Newton in household of John Newton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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