Mary Jane Parkinson

15 October 1855–1 July 1878 (Age 22)
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Parkinson was born on 15 October 1855, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, her father, Thomas Parkinson, was 24 and her mother, Mary Ann Bryant, was 29. She married Joseph Raynor Hooton on 11 October 1875, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. She died on 1 July 1878, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Raynor Hooton
Mary Jane Parkinson
Marriage: 11 October 1875

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 October 1875St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 2
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 8
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly northern): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Parkin + -son. This surname has been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

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    A Short Story on Mary Jane Parkinson

    Mary Jane Parkinson Born 15 October 1855 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California Died 1 July 1878 in Beaver, Beaver, Utah Mary Jane's parents are Thomas Parkinson and Mary Ann Bryant Because …

    Sources (11)

    • Mary J Parkinson in household of Thos Parkinson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Lucie Amelia Jensen in entry for Joseph Rayner Hooton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Mary J Parkinson in household of Thomas Parkinson, "United States Census, 1870"

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