Mary Malinda McKenzie Woodbury

Brief Life History of Mary Malinda McKenzie

Mary Malinda McKenzie Woodbury was born on 27 March 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. She married Henry Willard Brizzee Sr on 22 February 1860, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Summit, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 13 June 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Willard Brizzee Sr
Mary Malinda McKenzie Woodbury
Marriage: 22 February 1860
Mary Malinda McKenzie Brizzee
Katherine Gertrude Brizzee
Catherine Maria McKenzie Brizzee
Henrietta Brizzee

Sources (29)

  • Melinda Brizzee in household of Henry W Brizzee, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Malinda McKenzie Haskell Woodbury - Church record: birth-name: Mary Malinda McKenzie Haskell Woodbury
  • Malinda Woodbury McKenzie, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

World Events (8)

1845 · Oh My Father

"In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple

On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

Name Meaning

English (Somerset and Devon): habitational name from Woodbury in Devon, named from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + byrig, dative of burg ‘fortress’, or from either of two places called Woodborough, in Nottinghamshire and Wiltshire. The Nottinghamshire placename has the same origin as Woodbury in Devon. Woodborough in Wiltshire is named with the same first element + Old English beorg ‘hill’.

History: John Woodbury emigrated from Somerset, England, to Gloucester, MA, in 1623.

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

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Life Sketch of Henry Willard Brizzee

This document was written circa 1958 by one of HWB's granddaughters. It was edited and posted here by Mike LeSueur. Glenda Wardell, the second great-granddaughter of Henry and Emily Rockwell Brizzee, …

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