Mary Spencer

20 January 1814–24 September 1894 (Age 80)
Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Spencer was born on 20 January 1814, in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Peter Spencer, was 52 and her mother, Hannah Porter, was 44. She married John Flint Sr. on 5 December 1838, in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England in 1861. She died on 24 September 1894, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Flint Sr.
Mary Spencer
Marriage: 5 December 1838
Robert Flint
Hannah Flint
Sarah Flint
Lydia Flint
John Flint Jr
Hyrum Flint
Peter James Flint
Joseph Ephraim Flint
Phebe Ann Flint
Samuel Spencer Flint
William George Flint

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 December 1838Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 19
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 22
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name for someone who dispensed provisions or money, from Middle English spenser(e), spencer(e) ‘household steward, butler, almoner’ (Anglo-Norman French espenser, Old French despensier). Compare Spence and Spender . There is some dispute about the origins of the Spencer family, whose most famous member in recent times was the late Princess of Wales, born Lady Diana Spencer (1961–97). Some sources say that they are descended from William the Conqueror's steward, Robert Despencer. What is clear is that by the 15th century they had become prosperous from sheep farming in Northamptonshire. Robert Spencer (died 1627) was said to be the wealthiest man in England. Their titles have included Earls of Sunderland and Earls Spencer; and through the female line the 5th Earl of Sunderland also became Duke of Marlborough in 1733. This connection was the result of the marriage, in 1700, of the 3rd Duke of Sunderland to the daughter of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. The youngest son of this union, John Spencer (1708–46), was the father of the 1st Earl Spencer (1734–83).

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

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    Robert Flint

    ROBERT FLINT AND THE UNITED BRETHREN On 8 July 1839, the Prophet Joseph Smith called Wilford Woodruff to the apostleship and to depart for England to perform missionary work for the church. After ma …

    Sources (23)

    • Mary in entry for Sarah Flint, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Mary Flint in household of John Flint, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Mary Spencer in entry for Joseph Ephrium Flint, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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