Mary Ann Hardy

8 February 1846–26 December 1937 (Age 91)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Hardy was born on 8 February 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Zachariah Hardy, was 46 and her mother, Eliza Ann Philbrook, was 38. She married Curtis Charles Stoddard on 1 January 1866, in Uintah, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Taylor, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Taylor, Bonneville, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 December 1937, in Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Curtis Charles Stoddard
Mary Ann Hardy
Marriage: 1 January 1866
Curtis Charles Stoddard
William Henry Stoddard
Hyram Franklin Stoddard
Joseph Francis Stoddard
John Warren Stoddard
Mary Lucetta Stoddard
Eliza Jane Stoddard
Thomas Parley Stoddard
Orson Pratt Stoddard
Wilford David Stoddard
Lymond Stoddard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1866Uintah, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Fire Destroys the Temple
    Age 2
    On October 9, 1848, an arsonists fire claimed everything but the outer walls of the Nauvoo Temple since the structure was made out of limestone and wood. It was meant to discourage the Saints that had fled to never come back.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 24
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English, French, and Walloon: nickname for a brave or foolhardy man, from Old French, Middle English hardi ‘bold, courageous’. The surname of Walloon origin is also found in the Flemish part of Belgium (mainly in Belgian Limburg). Compare Hard 2.Irish: in addition to being an importation of the English name, this is also found as an Anglicized form (by partial translation) of Gaelic Mac Giolla Deacair ‘son of the hard lad’.Americanized form of Swiss German Härdi: from a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with hard ‘brave, strong’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    History of Zachariah Hardy, his wife Eliza Philbrook and his family

    In a colonial town called Belfast, Waldo County, Maine of the shores of the Atlantic Ocean lived a seafaring family by the name of Hardy. They had migrated to America from Europe (probably Great Brita …

    Sources (65)

    • Mary Ann Hardy Stoddard in household of Curtis Charles Stoddard, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Mary A Hardy in entry for Orson Pratt Stoddard and Naida Fern Harris, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Mary Ann Handy in entry for William Henry Stoddard, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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