Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mary Hoagland 1829-1870

On 11 February 1829 Mary Hoagland was born at Royal Oak, Oakland county, Michigan. On 9 May 1846 Mary was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A few days later she married Chauncey Walker West on 16 May 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock county, Illinois. She was seventeen years old at the time of her marriage. Chauncey and Mary had five children, two girls and three boys. Unfortunately both daughters died in infancy. The sons lived to adulthood, married and had children of their own:
  1. Margaret H. West (1847-1848)
  2. Chauncey Walker West, Jr. (1849-1894)
  3. Joseph Alva West (1851-1926)
  4. John Abraham West (1856-1925)
  5. Josephine West (1862-1862)
Mary passed away in Ogden, Weber county, Utah when she was 41 years old. She was buried at the Ogden City Cemetery. The inscription on the headstone states that she was 41 years, 6 months, and 16 days old at the time of her death. The burial location was at Lot 21, Block 5, Plat A.

1 comment:

billnchris said...

These are probably copyrighted, but were obtained from the Nauvoo Land Records office. There is also a photo available in the Jas. T. Jakeman Biography.

From "Heart Throbs of the West", Kate B. Carter, pg. 477
"Millinery in Early Utah - The Straw Store
"On May 24, 1869, a cooperative Mercantile Millinery Institution was formed by the Female Relief Society of Weber County. The officers elected were Mary West, President; Harriet C. Brown, Vice President; Rosaltha C. Canfield, treasurer and secretary, and a board of directors. It started business 22 November 1869, capital stock $697, since increased to $1200 (1870). Handsome premises built by donation, opposite the Tithing office. Home manufactured goods largely introduced. Business conducted by Mrs. Harriet Brown and Miss Rose Canfield. Many hats have been made by straw grown in the county."

From "Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and Their Mothers", Jas. T. Jakeman, PG 117
"Mary West, mother of Joseph West, was born on the 11th of February 1829 in Roanoak, Michigan [Royal Oak, MI]; the daughter of Abraham and Margaret Quick Hoagland. In May 1846, she was married to Chauncey W. West in Nauvoo, Illinois, and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley with John Taylor's Company in 1847. She resided in Salt Lake City from 1847 until 1857, when she moved to Ogden and resided there until the time of her death, on 27th August 1870. She was the President of the Relief Society of Weber County during the last three years of her life and one of the organizers and first president of the Ladies' Cooperative Mercantile and Millinery Institution, a Relief Society Enterprise. In a lengthy tribute to her memory, the Relief Society History says: 'She retained these positions until her death, ever presiding with characteristic dignity and wisely directing the affairs of both institutions, which greatly prospered under her administration. She was greatly beloved by the sisters and her influence for good still remains. Those who were favored and blessed in being associated with her, while regretting her loss, remember with pleasure the labors of love to which her kind heart and charitable disposition ever prompted her.'"