Mary Jane Ferguson

4 June 1836–27 May 1904 (Age 67)
Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Ferguson was born on 4 June 1836, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States, her father, Isaac Ferguson, was 25 and her mother, Susannah Ford, was 26. She married Philander Bell on 30 December 1852. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 27 May 1904, in Garden City, Rich, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Philander Bell
1823–1892
Mary Jane Ferguson
1836–1904
Marriage: 30 December 1852
Philander H Bell
1854–1917
Sophia Bell
1856–
Alma Susan Bell
1855–1939

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 December 1852
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (8)

    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 3
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
    1848
    Age 12
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 20
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Fargason
    Fergus
    Furgason
    Fergerson
    Fergeson
    Fogerson
    Fergason
    Fergusson
    Furgerson
    Furgeson

    Sources (10)

    • Margaret J Bell in household of Philander Bell, "United States Census, 1860"
    • unknown in entry for Philander H. Bell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Jane Ferguson in household of Isaac Ferguson, "United States Census, 1850"

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