Mary Ann Ellis

3 August 1855–19 March 1926 (Age 70)
Melksham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Ellis was born on 3 August 1855, in Melksham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edmund Ellis, was 33 and her mother, Sarah Grace Barnaby, was 23. She married Wilford Elisha Cragun on 21 January 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Weber, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 19 March 1926, in Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilford Elisha Cragun
Mary Ann Ellis
Marriage: 21 January 1871
Mary Ann Cragun
Sarah Susan Cragun
Wilford Simeon Cragun
Julia Amelia Cragun
May Mahala Cragun
Mormon Cragun
Edmund Cragun
Wiley Moroni Cragun
Rachel Eliza Cragun
Pearl Cragun
James Hyrum Cragun
Violet Grace Cragun
Eva Lillian Cragun

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 January 1871Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 1
    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 20
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Elis, an Old French vernacular form of Elias, the Latin and New Testament Greek form of Hebrew Eliyahu; see Elijah and compare Elias , Lias , Ely .English: possibly in some instances from the Middle English female personal name Elice, a pet form of Elizabeth .Welsh: from Elis, a shortened form of the Welsh personal name Elisse (earlier Elisedd, a derivative of elus ‘kindly, benevolent’). As usual in Welsh, the stress in Elisse is on the penultimate syllable -li-, which shifts to initial El- when the name is shortened to Elis. It later became confused with Ellis in 1 above.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Mary Ann Ellis (Cragun)

    Mary Ann Ellis Cragun – A Pioneer of 1866 Written by daughter, Eva Cragun Heiner It was in the beautiful little town of Milksham, Wiltshire county., England, near the town of Bath, far across t …

    Sources (51)

    • Mary Anne Ellis Cragun, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Mary A. Ellis in entry for John F. Lowe and Julia Douglass, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Mary Ann Ellis in entry for Pearl Cragun Brown, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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