Mary Gordon

24 October 1803–4 March 1881 (Age 77)
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

Mary Gordon was born on 24 October 1803, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. She married James Gibb on 6 March 1857. She died on 4 March 1881, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Gibb
Mary Gordon
Marriage: 6 March 1857

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 March 1857Endowment House
  • World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
    1811 · The Tron Riot
    Age 8
    The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 22
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    1 Scottish: habitational name from a place in Berwickshire (Borders), named with Welsh gor ‘spacious’ + din ‘fort’.2 English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from Gourdon in Saône-et-Loire, so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gordus + the locative suffix -o, -ōnis.3 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mag Mhuirneacháin, a patronymic from the personal name Muirneachán, a diminutive of muirneach ‘beloved’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Willie Handcart Company

    James Gibb and his wife Mary Gordon Gibb were some of the first to join the Church in their native Edinburgh, Scotland. James was a sailor, and he and Mary were anxious to come to Zion first to prepar …

    Sources (4)

    • Mary Gordon Gibb, "Find A Grave Index"
    • Mary Gordon Gibb, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
    • Mary Gibbs, "Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946"

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