Mary Minerva Jolley

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Mary Minerva Jolley (Dailey)

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
Death: November 13, 1935 (83)
Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States
Place of Burial: Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Milton Dailey and Sara Jane Dailey
Wife of Nephi Jolley, Sr
Mother of Milton Manning Jolley; Sarah Brittaina Crofts; Nephi Jolley, Jr; Marion Wesley Jolley and Mary Minerva Whetstone
Sister of Martha Emmoline Earl; Amanda Maria Robb; Madeline Gardner; Ephraim Dailey and Flora Belle Francis
Half sister of Magdelene Gardner; Marion Dailey; Birt I Dailey; Wilson Dailey; Milton Luther Dailey and 2 others

Managed by: Nathan Lyle Beddes
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About Mary Minerva Jolley

Mary Minerva was born in Ogden, Utah. She was named after her grandmothers Mary Sheehand Wilson and Minerva Townsend Dailey. Her father was not a member of the church when he came west with the Saints but joined three months after Mary Minerva's birth. She was the oldest of three girls. After several years in Ogden, the family moved to Farmington where Mary was baptized. Then they were sent south to help settle Utah's Dixie. They moved to Harrisburg where her father was the watermaster for 12 years.

It was here in Harrisburg that Mary met and married Nephi Jolley when she was 18 years old. The following year her first son was born on November 23. Exactly two years to the day later on November 23, her first daughter was born. Nephi and Mary decided to move to Mount Carmel where Nephi's parents and many of his brothers and sisters had settled. It was here in Mount Carmel where their remaining eight children were born. Of their ten children, all but two lived to adulthood. Tragically the deaths of these two children were within six months of each other. Their second son, Nephi, died at the age of 13 after being critically injured when his horse fell, pinning him beneath. He was unconscious for a week before passing away. Their sixth child, Artemicia contracted Amembranous croup, now known as diphtheria, after playing with a diseased chicken. She died at the tender age of four.

Mary was kept very busy taking care of her expanding family, but during these years in Mount Carmel, she also found time to be actively involved in the church. Mary served as president of the primary (the church's childrens organization) and also as a secretary in the relief society (women's organization).

After nearly thirty years in Mount Carmel, Nephi and Mary joined a large group of Jolleys who moved to the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming. After enduring several bitterly cold winters, they moved to southern Idaho near Burley. They spent their remaining years together here surrounded by their children and families who had settled in the area. After Nephi's death, Mary lived near her son Milton and daughter Chloe in Hagerman. She lived to the age of 83.

This was written by Debbie Jolley Hammon who is a great granddaughter of Mary Minerva Dailey Jolley and descends as follows: Mary Minerva Dailey Jolley>Milton Manning Jolley>LeRoy Jolley>Debbie Jolley.

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Mary Minerva Jolley's Timeline

March 21, 1852
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
December 1, 1854
Age 2
Bingham's Fort, Weber, Utah, United States
November 23, 1871
Age 19
Hurricane, Washington, Utah, United States
November 23, 1873
Age 21
Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States
November 8, 1876
Age 24
Mount Carmel Junction, Kane County, Utah, United States
June 24, 1882
Age 30
Mt. Carmel, Kane, Utah, United States
October 21, 1895
Age 43
Mount Carmel Junction, Kane County, Utah, United States
November 13, 1935
Age 83
Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States
November 17, 1935
Age 83
Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States