Mary Ann Ward

10 October 1814–14 December 1883 (Age 69)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Ward was born on 10 October 1814, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Bryan Ward, was 23 and her mother, Jane Rice, was 19. She married John Orton Jr. on 24 December 1840, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 14 December 1883, in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Orton Jr.
Mary Ann Ward
Marriage: 24 December 1840
Sarah Jane Orton
Alfred Orton
Joseph Orton
John Henry Orton
Thomas A Orton
Bryan William Orton
Hyrum James Orton
Elizabeth Horton
William Horton
Sarah Ann Horton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1840Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 22
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Middle English ward ‘watchman, guard’ (Old English weard, used as both an agent noun and an abstract noun).English: occupational name from Middle English warde ‘armed guard’ (Old English weard ‘watching, guarding’), with the same meaning as 1 above.Irish: shortened form of McWard, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Bhaird ‘son of the poet’. The surname occurs throughout Ireland, where three different branches of the family are known as professional poets.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Mary Ann Ward, Mormon Pioneer

    Mary Ann Ward, born 10 October, 1814 at Leicester, Leicestershire, England was the daughter of Bryan Ward and Jane Rice. She was the first child of a family of nine children. John Orton, son of John O …

    Sources (44)

    • Mary A Orton, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Mary Ann Orton in entry for Sarah Jane Conlam, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • {name} na entrada para Elizabeth Ann Orton, “England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975”

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