Mary Ann Ferguson

4 June 1824–6 August 1906 (Age 82)
Old Graitney, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Ferguson was born on 4 June 1824, in Old Graitney, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Ferguson, was 31 and her mother, Robina Byers, was 21. She married Robert Laidlaw on 15 November 1846, in Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 6 August 1906, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Robert Laidlaw
Mary Ann Ferguson
Marriage: 15 November 1846
Mary Baxter Laidlaw
Robena Laidlow
Jane Beattie Laidlaw
William Laidlaw
Francis Laidlaw
Robert Laidlaw
James Pratt Laidlaw
Andrew Elliot Laidlaw
Helen Elizabeth Laidlaw
Robert Thomas Taylor Laidlaw

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1846Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    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.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 9
    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.
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fergus ‘son of Fearghus’ (see Fergus ) by substituting -son for mac-.

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

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    Sources (16)

    • Mary Ladelaw in household of Joseph Doven, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Mary Ann Ferguson in entry for Mary B. L. Dover, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Mary Ann Laidlaw in household of Robert Laidlaw, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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