Mary Lois Van Leuven (1834 - 1919)

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Place of Burial: Oxford, Oneida, Idaho, United States
Birthplace: Loughborough, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
Death: Died in Preston, Franklin, Idaho
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About Mary Lois Van Leuven

History of Box Elder states:


CLIFFORD, MARY VAN LEUVEN: Wife of John Price Clifford, Sr., was born May 25, 1834 Laborough, Canada. She died December 10, 1919 at Treasureton, Idaho.

I will not go into the history of the Van Leuven family, although they are able to be traced into the early history of New York. Mary Lois' grandfather, John Van Leuven married Mary Ann Pulver (her fa: John her mo: Mary Ann Spencer). John Van Leuven's father, Benjamin, married Elizabeth Knickerbocker, born or christened February 15, 1747 Germantown, New York. (Mary Ann Pulver Van Leuven is said by Stacy Thomas, head of the Van Leuven organization, to have come across the plains with her son and crossed the Mojave Desert with those pioneers. She is buried in San Bernardino, California. She died April 7, 1861, almost 100 years old.)

More of the life of John Price, Sr., is told in the biography. As it states, he was married to Mary Lois Van Leuven in North Ogden in 1852; then they moved to Brigham City. Their first child was Mary Ellen born in 1854 and here my father, John Price, Jr., was born September 1, 1856. In another section I will relate what I have learned of the Van Leuvens who joined the church in early church days. One of the family joined in 1832. They lived across the river in Canada as they were Royalists and left New York during the War of 1812. The family descended from the Bogarts, Knickerbockers and were gentry, who settled in New York in the 1600's.

I did not know my grandmother Mary Lois very well. She was elderly when I first saw her in about 1913. She lived in a small nice brick home in Smithfield. She still received the pension awarded to her husband for his army and Indian service. She was a dressy old lady. I remember her with a tiny ribboned hat tied under her chin and long sweeping black taffeta dress. She was very conventional and modest and not given to family cooking or visiting. She liked.....this was the last page that was sent to me December 1994.

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Mary Van Leuven's Timeline

May 25, 1834
Loughborough, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
February 12, 1852
Age 17
December 15, 1852
Age 18
North Ogden, Weber, UT, USA
June 7, 1854
Age 20
Brigham City, Box Elder, UT, USA
September 1, 1856
Age 22
Brigham City, Box Elder, UT, USA
June 24, 1860
Age 26
Providence, Cache, UT, USA
June 24, 1860
Age 26
Providence, Cache, Utah, USA
Age 25
Cache, Utah Territory
Age 25
Cache, Utah Territory
November 14, 1862
Age 28