Martha Jane Vance

25 September 1839–24 October 1931 (Age 92)
Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Vance was born on 25 September 1839, in Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States, her father, John Vance, was 44 and her mother, Elizabeth Campbell, was 39. She married William Henry Kimball on 17 January 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Parleys Park, Summit, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 24 October 1931, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Kimball
1826–1907
Martha Jane Vance
1839–1931
Marriage: 17 January 1857
Edgar Vance Kimball
1860–1889
Erminnie Kimball
1865–1941
Frank Bruce Kimball
1866–1951
Edna Kimball
1870–1961
Elizabeth Vance Kimball
1871–1942
Roy Elmer Kimball
1875–1930
Zoe Estella Quirk Kimball
1875–1921
June E. Kimball
1877–1961
Hugh Walter Kimball
1879–1942

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 January 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848
    Age 9
    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.
    1863
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: apparently a spelling pronunciation of Vans, a misreading of Vaus (see Vause ), in which -u- has been miscopied as -n-. If true, it is probably limited to the Vans or Vaus family of Wigtownshire. It may be this surname that appears in Ireland from the early 17th century, especially in Ulster, but it could alternatively be the English name in 2 below.English: if not a transcription error for Vause (a surname well evidenced in Warwickshire and Leicestershire), a variant of Vann , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Vause

    Sources (13)

    • Mary Kimball in household of William Kimball, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Martha in entry for June E Kimball, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Martha Vance in household of John Vance, "United States Census, 1850"

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