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Mary Eliza Winkless

Mary and her brother were the orphans of Thomas and Mary Winkless. They came to Utah with their uncle James Weaver Palmer.Her obituary states that she came to Utah with her parents when she was 5 years old, but this information is incorrect. Her parents both died in 1849 in Missouri. and she had her 6th birthday just 9 days before the company departed.


Edward Hunter Company (1850)Age at departure: 6


  • "Mrs. Mary Lindsay Dies after Fall," Deseret News, 27 July, 1929, 2.
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Palmer, James, Reminiscences [ca.1884-1898], 103-13.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service