Mary Elizabeth Van Noy

4 April 1891–19 September 1963 (Age 72)
Riverdale, Franklin, Idaho, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Van Noy was born on 4 April 1891, in Riverdale, Franklin, Idaho, United States, her father, William Thomas Van Noy, was 64 and her mother, Katherine Josephine Bagley, was 20. She married Urick Arieh Bright on 22 July 1908, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Richmond, Contra Costa, California, United States for about 30 years. She died on 19 September 1963, in San Pablo, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in St Joseph Catholic Cemetery, San Pablo, Contra Costa, California, United States.

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Urick Arieh Bright
Mary Elizabeth Van Noy
Marriage: 22 July 1908
Cora Azelda Bright
Virgil Arieh Bright
Katie Bright
Daisy Edna Bright
Laurenna Mae Bright
Aaron Henry Bright

Spouse and Children

22 July 1908
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 5

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 19

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Van Noy Bright in household of Ariah Bright, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mary L Van Noy Bright in household of Aaron Henry Bright, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Mary L Van Nay Bright, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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