Mary Ann Cook

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Relationship: Sister-in-law to Ephraim Knowlton Hanks



  • Born: (22 Jun 1830) (St. Johns, Worchester, England)
  • Died: (4 Aug 1922) (Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA)
  • Buried: (6 Aug 1922) (Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA)


Sidney Alvarus Hanks m. (1 Jun 1862) (Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA)


  1. Knowlton Hanks b. (11 Sep 1863) (Midway, Wasatch, Utah, USA)
  2. Mary Ann Hanks b. (19 Apr 1865) (Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah, USA)
  3. Lydia Cook Hanks b. (21 Jan 1868) (Snyderville, Summit, Utah, USA)


Mrs. Mary A. C. Hanks, who arrived in Salt Lake on September 12, 1861, died Friday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lydia H. Parry, 333 J Street. She was the widow of Sidney A. Hanks, a member of the first pioneer company which entered the Salt Lake valley, July 24, 1847.

Mrs. Hanks was born at St. John's parish, Worcestershire, England, June 22, 1830. In 1857 she became a convert to the church and in 1861 she came to the United States. She crossed the plains with an ox train and walked the distance west from the Missouri river to Salt Lake valley. She was married in 1862 and was the mother of three children.

Besides her daughter Mrs. Hanks is survived by the following grandchildren: Dr. Thomas B. Brighton of Salt Lake; Sidney A. Brighton of Bennett; Mrs. Mamie P. Curtis of Cokeville, Wyo., and [Harriet] Eula, Lydia and Alva [Alvarus] H. Parry of Salt Lake. Five great grandchildren survive also.

Funeral services will be held in the Twenty-first ward chapel at 12:15 p.m. Sunday. The chapel is at First avenue and K street.

Burial Salt Lake City Cemetery, Utah, USA.

Mary Ann Cook Hanks; Utah; Deseret News; 5 Aug. 1922, Page 10

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