Mary Amelia Lund

22 April 1865–23 July 1944 (Age 79)
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Amelia

When Mary Amelia Lund was born on 22 April 1865, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, her father, Johannes Larsen Lund, was 32 and her mother, Mary Ann Simmonsdatter, was 29. She married William Henry Thurston on 8 May 1884, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, United States in 1880. She died on 23 July 1944, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Thurston
Mary Amelia Lund
Marriage: 8 May 1884
Mary Mae Ann Thurston
Eva Chloe Thurston
Ethel Belle Thurston
Bryan Henry Thurston
Leo Lillard Thurston
Tulloch Lawrence Thurston
Donald T Thurston
Daniel Lund Thurston

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World Events (8)

1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed
Age 2
The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
Age 4
The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
Age 26
Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

Scandinavian, German, and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a grove, Old Norse lundr; the word was adopted into northern dialects of Middle English and also into Anglo-Norman French. There are a number of places in England named with this word, as for example Lund in Lancashire, East Yorkshire, and North Yorkshire, Lunt in Merseyside, and Lound in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Suffolk, and the surname may derive from any of these. The Swedish surname is probably more usually ornamental. When surnames became obligatory in Sweden in the 19th century, this was one of the most popular among the many terms denoting features of the natural landscape which were adopted as surnames, usually compounded with some other such term.

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

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Sources (23)

  • Mary A Lund in household of John Lund, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Thurston, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary E Thurston, "United States Census, 1930"

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