Mary Ellen Cragun

24 February 1845–28 October 1930 (Age 85)
Northfield, Union Township, Boone, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Cragun was born on 24 February 1845, in Northfield, Union Township, Boone, Indiana, United States, her father, James Cragun, was 30 and her mother, Eleanor Lane, was 27. She married Lars Jensen about 1863. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. She died on 28 October 1930, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lars Jensen
Mary Ellen Cragun
Marriage: about 1863
Mary Christina Jensen
Martha Louise Jensen
Margaret Ellen Jensen
Lars James Jensen
Tyresha Ann Jensen
Alzina Jensen
Florinda Jensen
Irene Verena Jensen
Hazel Blanche Jensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1863
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1846: Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Iowa, United States 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 23
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of Scottish Craigen . Compare Cragin .

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

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    Story Highlight

    A Little About Me

    My name is Mary Ellen Cragun. I was born February 24, 1864 to my parents, James Hyrum Cragun and Eleanor Lane in Indiana. When I was only 4 years old, I trekked across the plains with my parents. We …

    Sources (42)

    • Mary Ellen Cragun in entry for Florinda Gardner, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary E. Jensen, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Mary Ellen Jensen in entry for John W Warrell and Alzina Newland, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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