Mary Jane Johnston Jostling

10 August 1839–7 October 1925 (Age 86)
Abbotshall, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Johnston Jostling was born on 10 August 1839, in Abbotshall, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Johnston Jostling, was 41 and her mother, Lady Mary Stewart or Stuart of Scotland, was 31. She married Aaron Clinton Wilson on 8 December 1864, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Butte, South Dakota, United States in 1900 and Thomas, Bingham, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 October 1925, in Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Riverside Thomas Cemetery, Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Aaron Clinton Wilson
Mary Jane Johnston Jostling
Marriage: 8 December 1864
Mary Elizabeth Wilson
Martha Jane Wilson
Emily Agnes Wilson
Aaron Kinney Wilson
John Clinton Wilson
James J Wilson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 December 1864Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland
    Age 4
    The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name, deriving in most cases from the place so called in Annandale, in Dumfriesshire. This is derived from the genitive case of the personal name John + + Middle English ton ‘town, village, settlement’ (Old English tūn). There are other places in Scotland so called, including the city of Perth, which used to be known as Saint John's Toun, and some of these may also be sources of the surname.English: habitational name from Johnson Hall (Staffordshire), recorded as Johannestonc. 1233 and Joneston in 1314. The placename means ‘John's settlement’, from the genitive case of the Middle English personal name Johan, Jon (see John ) + Middle English ton ‘town, village, settlement’.History: As far as can be ascertained, most Scottish bearers of this surname are descendants of John, probably a Norman baron from England, who held lands at Johnstone in Annandale from the Bruce family in the late 12th century. His son Gilbert was the first to take the surname Johnstone and their descendants later held the earldom of Annandale.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Mary Jane Father, John Johnston

    Mary Jane Johnston married Aaron C Wilson on December 8, 1864. In her husband's biography, found in The Progressive Men of Bannock, Bear Lake, it gives a short history of Mary's father, John Johnston …

    Sources (17)

    • Mary Wilson in household of Aaron Wilson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Johnston Wilson, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Mary Willson in household of Aaron Willson, "United States Census, 1880"

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