Mary Ann Howard

11 March 1851–23 September 1931 (Age 80)
Aston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Howard was born on 11 March 1851, in Aston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Howard, was 31 and her mother, Ann Shelton, was 34. She married Judson Adonirum Tolman Sr on 23 December 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Preston, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States in 1920. She died on 23 September 1931, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Preston Cemetery, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Judson Adonirum Tolman Sr
Mary Ann Howard
Marriage: 23 December 1872
Sarah Ann Tolman
Dora Matilda Tolman
Mary Emma Tolman
Clara Elizabeth Tolman
Alice Elnora Tolman
Charlotte May Tolman
Judson Adonirum Tolman Jr
Hannah Lucretia Tolman
Myrtle Lavern Tolman
Howard Milton Tolman
Lloyd Willis Tolman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 December 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 3
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 6
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 21
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: of Norman origin, from the Middle English personal names Huward (also Howard) and Heward, from Old French Huard (itself from ancient Germanic Hugihard, hugi- ‘mind, understanding, spirit’ + hard- ‘hardy, bold’). As Hugh appears in Middle English as both How and Hew, this is the definite origin of Heward and a source of Howard. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Hugh .English: from the Middle English personal name Haward or Howard, usually an Anglicized form of Old Danish Hāwarth (Old Norse Hávarthr, from ‘high’ + varthr ‘guard, guardian, warden’). Alternation between Haward and Howard may have led to later confusion with Hayward .English: occasionally a variant of Ewart 2.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Pioneer Trail Trials

    While crossing the plains Mary Ann's shoes wore out, and she prayed every day that somehow she might have some new shoes. One day soon after, in their traveling they saw a pair of shoes sitting along …

    Sources (63)

    • Mary Ann Howard in entry for Howard Milton Tolman, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Maryann Howard in household of Joseph Howard, "United States Census, 1870"
    • M Ann Howard in entry for George Taylor Higginson and Charlotte Tolman Mecham, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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