Mary McClennen <I>Hay</I> Harper

Mary McClennen Hay Harper

Maryborough, Central Goldfields Shire, Victoria, Australia
Death 18 Oct 1904 (aged 38)
Lindon, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot B-28-007-03
Memorial ID 37963 · View Source
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Mary was born in Maryborough, Victoria, Australia to Annie McRae and Robert M. Hay.

On June 10, 1903, she married Alfred William Harper in Salt Lake City, Utah.

They had one daughter; Sarah McClennen Harper (1904-1965).

Written by Sarah Homles, daughter

Mary McClennen Hay, daughter of Robert H. and Ann McRae, was born Dec 22., 1865 in Marybourough, Victoria, Australia. She was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Aug 11, 1880.

I don't know too much about my mother. She passed away when I was three days old. My sister, Annie, who raised me, said Mother had a sweet disposition and was loved by everyone who knew her.

She was married June 10, 1903 in the Salt Lake temple to Alfred William Harper. Father met the Hay family when he was on his mission in New Zealand. They later came to Utah. Mother was the oldest of four children. Her brother was James R. Hay; her sisters were Annie who married George A. Whitaker, and Sarah, who married Charles W. Rogers.

Her father was of Scotch Royalty, and was an officer in the Scoth army. He was sent by the King to Australia, where his family was born. They later moved to New Zealand where they joined the Church. Robert Hay, her father passed away there, and grandmother brought the children to Salt Lake City, Utah.

October 18, 1904, she passed away at Lindon, Utah, leaving her tiny baby daughter to the care of her sorrowing husband. She was buried in Pleasant Grove, Utah Co., Utah on Oct. 22, 1904.

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  • Maintained by: SRBentz
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 1 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37963
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary McClennen Hay Harper (22 Dec 1865–18 Oct 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37963, citing Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SRBentz (contributor 47051679) .