Mary Jane Thompson

14 June 1838–7 August 1901 (Age 63)
Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Thompson was born on 14 June 1838, in Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States, her father, Robert Blashell Thompson, was 26 and her mother, Mercy Rachel Fielding, was 30. She married David Taylor on 5 April 1859, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 7 August 1901, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Taylor
1833–1871
Mary Jane Thompson
1838–1901
Marriage: 5 April 1859
Robert Blashel Thompson Taylor
1863–1946

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 April 1859Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (1)

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848
    Age 10
    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.
    1860
    Age 22
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) + -son ‘son of Tom’. Thomson is usually the Scottish form, that with the intrusive -p- being English. Both forms are common in Ireland. The surname Thompson is also very common among African Americans.Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen and of its Swedish cognate Thomsson. Compare Thomson .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Thomson
    Thom
    Tomson
    Thompsom
    Tompson

    Sources (29)

    • Mary J Taylor in household of David Taylor, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary Jane Thompson in entry for Robert Blashel Thompson Taylor, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Mary Taylor in household of Mercy Thompson, "United States Census, 1870"

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