Mary Ferguson

Female3 March 1831–7 January 1911

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Ferguson was born on 3 March 1831, in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Ferguson, was 36 and her mother, Barbara Orchart Lindsay, was 36. She married James Aitken on 20 June 1852, in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900 and Lake Shore, Utah, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 7 January 1911, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Aitken
Mary Ferguson
Marriage: 20 June 1852
John Aitken
Barbara Orther Aitken
Mary Glen Aitken
William James Aitken
Elizabeth Aitken
Joseph Ellsworth Aitken
James William Aitken
Helen Christina Aitken
Andrew Ferguson Aitken
Jane Ann Aitken
Agnes Catherine Aitken

Sources (61)

  • Mary Aitken, "United States Census, 1910"
  • May Ferguson in entry for James Wm Aitken and Maggie Beveridge, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Mary Firganson in entry for Mary Glen Barney, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 June 1852Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 1

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


    Age 16

    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


    Age 23

    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1854: Nebraska Territory, United States 1854: Pierce, Nebraska Territory, United States 1855: Lancaster, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Lancaster, Nebraska, United States

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fergus ‘son of Fearghus’ (see Fergus ) by substituting -son for mac-.

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

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