Mary Jane Wagstaff

8 December 1857–20 May 1938 (Age 80)
Upper Caldecote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Wagstaff was born on 8 December 1857, in Upper Caldecote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Wagstaff, was 37 and her mother, Lucy Maria Webb, was 37. She married David Edwards on 24 February 1881, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 20 May 1938, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Edwards
Mary Jane Wagstaff
Marriage: 24 February 1881
David Samuel Edwards
Mary Ann Edwards
Lucy Ellen Edwards
Eliza Pearl Edwards
John Arnold Edwards
William Harris Edwards
Ruth Melissa Edwards
Zina Sarah Edwards
Leon Douglas Edwards

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1881Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 6
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 24
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    Anglo-Saxon: Wæg, a balance, and stæf a staff, stick, pole, meaning a balance pole

    Sources (43)

    • Mary Wagstaff in entry for William Harris Edwards, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary J Edwards in household of David S Edwards, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Mary J. Wagstaff in entry for Elwin Arthur Muller and Zina S. Edwards, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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