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Mary Ann Ashton

Mary Ann Ashton

Female 1846 - 1939  (93 years)

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  • Name Mary Ann Ashton 
    Born 6 Oct 1846  Grand River, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1860  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Federal 

    • Thos Ashton, 46, farmer, real estate $400, personal $500, born in England. Aminda, 29, born in Canada. Josh, 21, born in England. Mary, 13, born in Iowa. Rhoda J. 9, born in Utah. Ester A. 4, born in Utah. James, 2, born in Utah. Elenor, 7 months, born in Utah.
    Died 11 Dec 1939  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mary Ann Ashton Thomas, daughter of Thomas and Mary Howard Ashton was born in a covered wagon on Oct.7, 1848 at the west fork of the Grand River, Pottawatomie Co., Iowa. She was the 4th child having 1 brother, Joseph, and 2 sisters, Catherine and Margaret who died in infancy. Her mother and a baby sister died when Mary was about 2 1/2 years old. Her father was left with 2 small children and having to be away from home a great deal of his time, he married Sarah E. Mills. She died the following year. She died the following year bearing a baby boy. Her father then married Arminta A. Lawrence who reared and cared for her and her brother Joseph as though they were her own children. Mary grew to love this woman as her own mother.

      In the spring of 1841, Mary being about 4 years old, the family crossed the plains in the company of Captain Morris Phelps and settled in Salt Lake Valley. In October of the same year they moved to Evansville, later named Lehi. Here she grew to womanhood and was instrumental in the growth and development of the community.

      On New Years Day, 1866, she married Daniel Thomas at her home. He was a farmer and stock raiser. On October 8th they went to the Endowment House and were sealed for eternity.

      She assisted her husband in homesteading land. Thomas was herding cattle when we was called to serve in the Black Hawk Indian War for two years. She carried on at home and had a son, Daniel, in his absence.

      She was a visiting teacher for many years and went to the temple at every opportunity. She always worked unselfishly in the Red Cross during the World War, knitting socks and making surgical bandages and cheese that she sent to the soldiers.

      She was the mother of 10 children. Some proceeded her in death as did her husband who passed away on 3 Mar 1907.

      She is survived by 4 children; Mrs. John F. Moyle, Alpine, 3 sons, Apollos Thomas, Ogden, John Howard Thomas, Helos, Henry Thomas, Sacramento, California.

      She departed this life on Monday, Dec. 11, 1917 about 3:50 p.m. at the age of 93 years, 2 mos and 4 days. She was strong in the faith of the LDS gospel, a belief that loving one another and those on the other side and looked forward to resurrection. She was the oldest living person in Lehi .

      Her surviving children feel deeply grateful for the wonderful help she has received for the past 10 years from family.
    Buried 14 Dec 1939  Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I7682568  7_families
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2009 

    Father Thomas Ashton,   b. 7 Nov 1813, Parr, Prescot, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1903, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Mary Howard,   b. 28 Jan 1814, , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1849, Pottawattamie, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1836  St. Helens, Prescot, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F159729  Group Sheet

    Family Daniel Wight Thomas,   b. 11 Dec 1841, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1907, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1866  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Daniel Ashton Thomas,   b. 3 Nov 1866, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1919, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +2. Rosetta Thomas,   b. 26 Nov 1868, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1939, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Joseph James Thomas,   b. 24 Nov 1870, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1872  (Age 1 years)
     4. Apollos Thomas,   b. 6 Nov 1872, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1945  (Age 72 years)
     5. Henry Thomas,   b. Abt 1872, Of, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. John Howard Thomas,   b. 27 Aug 1874, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1942, Heber, Navajo, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +7. Vernett Thomas,   b. 14 Nov 1876, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1959, Orem, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     8. Orpha Thomas,   b. 15 Sep 1878, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1886  (Age 7 years)
     9. Mary Thomas,   b. 21 Mar 1883, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1918  (Age 35 years)
     10. Rachel Thomas,   b. 26 Oct 1885, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1891  (Age 5 years)
    +11. Henry Thomas,   b. 26 Oct 1885, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1945, San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2009 
    Family ID F2441496  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Oct 1846 - Grand River, Pottawattamie, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1860 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jan 1866 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Dec 1939 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Dec 1939 - Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Mary Ann Ashton Thomas Obituary
    Mary Ann Ashton Thomas Obituary
    Mary Ann Ashton Thomas Death Certificate
    Mary Ann Ashton Thomas Death Certificate

  • Sources 
    1. [S142780] Utah, Utah, Lehi - 1860 - Federal Census, Utah, Utah, Lehi, (www.ancestry.com), Mary Ashton, 13, born in Iowa (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S142576] Lehi Utah Cemetery Records, Lehi (Utah) Sexton Records.

    3. [S489] Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, Frank Elwood Esshom, (Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Co., 1913), 724 (Reliability: 3).