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Maria Mitchell

Maria Mitchell

Female 1843 - 1923  (79 years)

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  • Name Maria Mitchell 
    Born 14 Apr 1843  Liverpool, Lancaster, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Baptized (LDS) 22 Aug 1854 
    Endowed (LDS) 20 Sep 1861  EHOUS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 19 Feb 1923  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • BAPTISM: Maria was rebaptized on 23 Sept 1888.

      BURIAL: Headstone is just west of her father's.

      Maria Mitchell Brown Horrocks-- As a young girl(12 years old) she came across the plains to Utah in the James Brown Company. James (Capt of Company "C" in the Mormon Battalion and founder of Ogden) told Hezekiah that he would like to marry Maria when she got older. She married him when she was 17 (1859). He got his arm caught in a molasses mill in 1863, gangrene set in, and he died. They were childless, although I heard just recently that she was pregnant once but miscarried. The next year she married Edward Gregory Horrocks, who also married Maria' sister Elizabeth. Edward committed suicide in 1886, he hung himself in an adjoining orchard. (Depending on the story, he committed suicide because A) Maria was his favorite wife, but she had already been sealed to Brown; B) His 3rd wife Ida Maria Johansen like to drink, and he was starting to take up the habit; C) He was having financial difficulties and his job as a store clerk would not support his large (16 children) family.) It is interesting that on Edward's headstone are 16 marbles, I think each one represents a child. (From D. Bruce Robinson)

      From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.
    Person ID I381  Lythgoe-Donaldson
    Last Modified 5 Oct 1999 

    Father Hezekiah Mitchell,   b. 31 May 1810, Simondsley Gloss, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1872, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Sarah Mallinson,   b. 16 Nov 1810, Pitsmoor, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1883, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1832  Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed P (LDS) 23 Jan 1889  LOGAN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 James BROWN 
    Married 7 Oct 1859  Pres.Office, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 7 Oct 1859  EHOUS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Edward Gregory HORROCKS 
    Married 4 Jun 1864 
    Family ID F180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Apr 1843 - Liverpool, Lancaster, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Feb 1923 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Frederick Mitchell and sisters
    Mitchell Siblings

    Headstones
    Horrocks, Maria Mitchell
    Horrocks, Maria Mitchell
    Position #9 on map (G-6).