Mary Ann Cragun (Ellis) (1855 - 1926)

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Place of Burial: North Ogden, Utah, United States
Birthplace: Melksham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Pleasant View, Weber County, Utah, United States
Managed by: Glenn Downs Ellis
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About Mary Ann Cragun (Ellis)

Mary Ann (Ellis) Cragun (1855 - 1926), daughter of Edmund Ellis (1822 - 1903) and Sarah Grace Barnaby (1832 - 1904), was born 3 August 1855 at Melksham, Wiltshire, England. She married Wilford Elisha Cragun (1852 - 1896) on 2 January 1871 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory; they had thirteen children. She died at the age of 70 on 19 March 1926 at Pleasant View, Weber County, Utah, and was buried on 23 March at Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden, Weber County.

Marriage and Children

  1. Wilford Elisha Cragun (1852 - 1896), married 2 January 1871 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory
    1. Mary Ann "Manie" Cragun (1871 - 1961)
    2. Sarah Susan Cragun (1873 - 1874)
    3. Wilford Simeon Cragun (1875 - 1946)
    4. Julia Amelia Cragun (1877 - 1960)
    5. May Mahalia Cragun (1878 - 1944)
    6. Mormon Cragun (1880 - 1954)
    7. Edmund Cragun (1882 - 1964)
    8. Wiley Moroni Cragun (1884 - 1935)
    9. Rachel Eliza Cragun (1886 - 1886)
    10. Pearl Cragun (1887 - 1919)
    11. James Hyrum Cragun (1889 - 1951)
    12. Violet Grace Cragun (1892 - 1955)
    13. Eva Lillian Cragun (1894 - 1984)

Biographical Sketch

Mary Ann Ellis met Wilford Elisha Cragun after her family's move in 1869 to "Pole Patch" near Hot Springs, Weber County, Utah Territory. Wilford was a neighbor. She was fifteen and he was eighteen at the time of their marriage. Their first home was a two-room log cabin built way up on the hill at the foot of Ben Lomond Mountain. Soon Wilford bought land down the long road close to the highway, and built a two-story rockfront house with the rocks from his land and the bricks that he made from the clay on his land. Here, eleven of their thirteen children were born. Besides raising eleven of her own children, Mary Ann raised seven orphaned grandchildren.

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Mary Ann Ellis's Timeline

1855
August 3, 1855
Melksham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
1868
August 1, 1868
- August 29, 1868
Age 12
Wyoming, United States

272 individuals and 39 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Laramie, Wyoming

1871
January 2, 1871
Age 15
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States
October 12, 1871
Age 16
Pleasant View, Weber, Utah
1873
February 7, 1873
Age 17
North Ogden, Weber, Utah
1875
April 13, 1875
Age 19
Pleasant View, Weber, Utah
1877
April 2, 1877
Age 21
North Ogden, Weber, Utah
1878
August 13, 1878
Age 23
North Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
August 13, 1878
Age 23
North Ogden, Weber, Utah
1880
January 23, 1880
Age 24
Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, United States