Mary John

23 Dec 1831 - 14 Dec 1905


Mary John

23 Dec 1831 - 14 Dec 1905
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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF MARY WRIDE JOHN Naomi R. Theobald Camp Hinckley, Utah The subject of this sketch, Mary Wride John, was born Dec. 23, 1831, at Miskin Place, near Lantrisanit, South Wales. She was the daughter of Danson and Ann Davis Wride, both natives of Wales, where they lived and died. When
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Mary John


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


July 2, 2011


June 26, 2011

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Biographical Sketch of Mary WRIDE

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 9 months ago Updated: 9 months ago

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF MARY WRIDE JOHN Naomi R. Theobald Camp Hinckley, Utah The subject of this sketch, Mary Wride John, was born Dec. 23, 1831, at Miskin Place, near Lantrisanit, South Wales. She was the daughter of Danson and Ann Davis Wride, both natives of Wales, where they lived and died. When she was a very small child her parents had her christened in the Church of England, in Lantrisaint. Although her father and mother belonged to no special church, they attended some church nearly every Sunday. When they did not go to church, the children as well as themselves, read the Bible and observed the Sabbath strictly. In 1848, her parents moved to a little farming community called White Church, near Cardiff, Wales, where they resided until their death. It was at this place Sister John embraced the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the 29th of March 1857. Without the knowledge of any of her family she walked ten miles and was baptized by Isreal Evans, a missionary from Utah. Although there were jeers and ill feelings, she pressed on and never wavered. In the course of a month her brother, Barry and sister, Ann Stubbs, were baptized. In the fall of 1858, she met Elder David Johns, who was then a missionary in the Welsh mission. Two and one half years later they were married, Feb. 8th 1860. One year later a daughter was born to them. They soon left for Utah to join the Saints. The trip across the ocean was uneventful. The trip across the plains lasted eleven weeks, during which time their little daughter died and was buried just before reaching Salt Lake Valley. The grave was dug and the coffin made by President C. W. Penrose. Brother and Sister John stayed in Salt Lake a few days, and then went to Lehi where they remained five weeks after which they came to Provo, where they resided until the time of her death, which occurred Dec. 12, 1905. Sister John was the mother of nine children, eight girls and one boy. Those living are Mary J. Cluff, Martha A. Williams, Elizabeth Worsencroft, all of Salt Lake, and David Houn of Provo. In 1868, Sister John was called to act as Secretary of the Third Ward Relief Society, which position she held for eight years when she moved into the First Ward. For eight years she was first counselor in the Y.L.M.I.A. of Utah Stake. In the year of 1878, she was called to act as first councilor to Margaret T. Smoot, who was then President of the Utah Relief Society, which position she held until Sister Smoot's death. On Nov. 28, 1884, Sister John was called and set apart as President of the Relief Society of Utah Stake, which position she held until the time of her death, having served continuously in the Stake Relief Society for thirty-seven years. She was President of the Women’s Suffrage Association, as well as President of the Silk Association. The following verses were composed by Miss Aretta Young on the Anniversary of her 73rd birthday, which was celebrated by the Relief Society at the Stake Tabernacle, which will only partially show the love and respect of her dear friends and co-workers. DECICATED TO MARY WRIDE JOHN The harvest was ripe and the Master came, And called the reaper in Christ’s name. You head and answered the sacred call, You laid on the alter, your heart and all. You have fed his lambs and his hungry sheep, Have dried the tears of his lo vbed ones who weep. With a Saint’s sweet faith, you have banished fear, When hope was silent and death stood near. The living you have solaced, have slothed and fed, Have folded the hands of the silent dead, The meek and lowly have been your care, Loving and giving you life’s best prayer. Your mother’s love like a beacon star, Has sent its light into paths afar, Those you have guided and given rest, Will rise, dear sister, to call you blest. The sunset is closing around your like, Your life of toil and moral strife. A sunset of beauty of wondrous light, That turns to glory all gloom of night, We come to greet you this natal day, A humble tribute in life to pay, Your hand to clasp and your heart to cheer, To honor a life that is near and dear. The whisper of angels forever near, May peace like a halo surround your way, And fill your soul, is the prayer we pray. Biography obtained from the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Fillmore, Utah, Territorial Statehouse Museum.

Apostasy and Prayer

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 9 months ago Updated: 9 months ago

Mary John: “If we attend to our prayers we will not apostatize.” Source: Minutes, Oct. 16, 1896, Utah Stake Relief Society Minute Book, 1892-1906, LR 9629 14 v. 4, Church History Library, Salt Lake City.

Life timeline of Mary John

Mary John was born on 23 Dec 1831
Mary John was 8 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
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Mary John was 28 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
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Mary John was 29 years old when American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces. The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. As a result of the long-standing controversy over slavery, war broke out in April 1861, when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, shortly after U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated. The nationalists of the Union proclaimed loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States, who advocated for states' rights to expand slavery.
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Mary John was 46 years old when Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
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Mary John was 52 years old when Eruption of Krakatoa: Four enormous explosions destroy the island of Krakatoa and cause years of climate change. The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Dutch East Indies began in the afternoon of Sunday, 26 August 1883, and peaked in the late morning of Monday, 27 August when over 70% of the island and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera. Additional seismic activity was reported to have continued until February 1884, though reports of seismic activity after October 1883 were later dismissed by Rogier Verbeek's investigation into the eruption. The 1883 eruption was one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded history. At least 36,417 deaths are attributed to the eruption and the tsunamis it created. Significant additional effects were also felt around the world in the days and weeks after the volcano's eruption.
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Mary John was 61 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
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Mary John died on 14 Dec 1905 at the age of 74
Grave record for Mary John (23 Dec 1831 - 14 Dec 1905), BillionGraves Record 34230 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States