Mary Aspen

Brief Life History of Mary

Mary Aspen was born on 8 January 1815, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of William Aspin and Mary. She married Dr. William Walker Rust on 12 November 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1843 and lived in Utah, United States in 1856 and Payson, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. She died in November 1873, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in San Francisco, California, United States.

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Dr. William Walker Rust
Mary Aspen
Marriage: 12 November 1845
Elizabeth Rust

Sources (22)

  • Mary Lanssing in household of Louis Lanssing, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Aspin, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • marriage record

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World Events (8)

1819 · Peterloo Massacre

On August 16, 1819, in St. Peter’s Field, Manchester, England, a group of around 80,000 gathered together in an attempt to get parliament representation reformed. Shortly after a cavalry charged the crowd. By the end, 15 people died and around 600 were injured.


Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Alf, Erik, Ludvig, Sven.

Norwegian: habitational name from a place called Aspen, from an inflected form of asp ‘aspen tree’.

English (Lancashire): variant of Espin .

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

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