Mary Huston

17 July 1843–12 July 1908 (Age 64)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Huston was born on 17 July 1843, in Illinois, United States, her father, John Houston Sr, was 27 and her mother, Christena Ettleman, was 21. She married Olaus August Kofod Valentine on 7 April 1859, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Fremont, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 12 July 1908, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Olaus August Kofod Valentine
Mary Huston
Marriage: 7 April 1859
Catherine Louisa Valentine
August William Valentine
John Elmer Valentine
Mary Ellen Valentine
Carlos Houston Valentine
Bernice Valentine
Christopher Columbus Valentine
Clara Valentine
Lucius Arnold Valentine
Argenta Valentine
Winnie Valentine

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 April 1859Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Fremont, Iowa, United States
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 18
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish (Derry and Antrim): variant of Houston .

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

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    Story Highlight

    *Olaus Kofoed Falentine & Mary Huston

    Olaus Kofoed FALENTINE (or Valentine or Wallentine) & Mary HUSTON A recollection by Juliann Fatema KNUDSEN & children …

    Sources (29)

    • Mary Hurton in household of John Hurton, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary Houston in entry for Winnie Valentine Holst, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Mary Valentineson in household of August Valentineson, "United States Census, 1870"

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