Mary Barr Young

19 May 1841–2 January 1928 (Age 86)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Barr

When Mary Barr Young was born on 19 May 1841, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Young, was 24 and her mother, Janet Barr Carruth, was 20. She married Hiram Theron Spencer on 31 March 1857, in Little Cottonwood, Little Cottonwood Creek Valley, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Brighton Precinct, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 2 January 1928, in Magna, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Theron Spencer
Mary Barr Young
Marriage: 31 March 1857
Janet Alice Spencer
Indian Dan Spencer
about 1864–about 1874
Mary Emma Spencer
Hiram Theron Spencer Jr
Jane Edith Spencer
Grace Maude Spencer
Walter Young Spencer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 March 1857Little Cottonwood, Little Cottonwood Creek Valley, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 7
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and northern Irish: nickname from Middle English yong ‘young’ (Old English geong), used to distinguish a younger man from an older man bearing the same personal name (typically, father and son). In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge. In Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland this was widely used as an English equivalent of the Gaelic nickname Og ‘young’; see Ogg . This surname is also very common among African Americans.Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘young’ or similar, notably German Jung , Dutch Jong and De Jong , and French Lejeune and Lajeunesse .Americanized form of Swedish Ljung: topographic or an ornamental name from ljung ‘(field of) heather’, or a habitational name from a placename containing this word, e.g. Ljungby.

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

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    Mary Barr Young Spencer (LDS Biographical Encyclopedia)

    SPENCER, Mary Barr Young, wife of Bishop Hiram T. Spencer, was born May 19, 1841, in Glasgow, Scotland, the daughter of James Young and Janet Carruth. She was blessed Feb. 12, 1844, by Wiliam Gibson; …

    Sources (35)

    • Mary B Spenser in household of Hyrim T Spenser, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Mary Bare in entry for Walter Spencer and Lucy Glory Pangelinan, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Mary Barr Young Spencer, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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