Mary Elizabeth Fenton

24 October 1836–11 May 1898 (Age 61)
Georgetown, Mansfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Fenton was born on 24 October 1836, in Georgetown, Mansfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, her father, Samuel Fenton, was 20 and her mother, Henrietta Classe, was 14. She married Brigham Young Jr. on 7 March 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1867 and lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. She died on 11 May 1898, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Brigham Young Jr.
Mary Elizabeth Fenton
Marriage: 7 March 1868
Katie Bell Young
Henritta Chohassie Young
Frank Fenton Young

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 March 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    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.
    Age 27
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places, in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Staffordshire, and Nottinghamshire, so called from Old English fenn ‘marsh, fen’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Fionnachta or Ó Fiachna ‘descendant of Fiachna’, an old personal name Anglicized as Feighney and sometimes mistranslated as Hunt (see Fee 1 and Finnerty ).Scottish: habitational name from Fenton in East Lothian.

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

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    Mary Elizabeth Fenton (Young) from Find A Grave

    Mary Elizabeth Fenton Young Memorial Photos Flowers Edit Share Learn about sponsoring this memorial... Birth: Oct. 24, 1837 Georgetown Burlington County New Jersey, USA Death: May 11, 189 …

    Sources (22)

    • Elizabeth Fenton in entry for Frank Fenton Young, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary E Young, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Mary E Fenton Young, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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