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Mary Jane Davidson

Mary Jane Davidson

Posted: 1307733670000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1307736508000
Surnames: Davidson, Hammond
I am looking for any information on Mary Jane Davidson B Feb 6 1969. I have that she may have married a William Edward Hammond. I delayed birth certificate on William Edward Hammond JR. b Jul 22, 1888/1889 signed by his Aunt 30 years later said this was his father and born on the family farm. I can not find any records on the father and no records on Mary Jane after 1880. She was born in Bingham County, Idaho and so was William jr.

I just looked at his birth certificate again and it states William was the forth child. Since this was a delayed Certificate I am really wondering if the birth fathers name is correct.

Re: Mary Jane Davidson

Posted: 1329197480000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hammond, Davidson
I found the Davidson Family Tree, which contains info about Mary Jane Davidson. It says that she married William Edward Hammond (no birth or death info provided).

In 1870 Mary Jane was living with her family in Payette Valley, Boise, Idaho Territory.
Wm G. Davidson, b. KY, 31, farmer.
Sarah J., b. OR, 18, keeping house.
Wm Arthur, b. ID, 3.
Mary Jane, b. ID, 2.

In 1880 the family was living in Ada Co., ID. Two more children were added; Alfred & James.

I searched Ancestry, Familysearch and Western State Marriage Index but didn't find the marriage record. Idaho didn't require marriage records on a state level until 1947. Mary might have married William between 1880 and before 1911 when she died in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
I couldn't verify her death info either.

You can post on the Alberta, Canada Message Board on how to verify her death.

A William Hammond b. abt. 1867 in Utah Territory was found on the Young Family Tree,

I found a William Hammond in 1880 living with his family in Eagle Rock and Willow Creek, Oneida Co., ID.
Milton D. Hammond, father, 48, contractor.
Ella F., dau, 16, keeping house.
Lionel I., 18, helping father.
William, b. UT 13.
The rest of the folks living in their house were boarders.

The Davidson Family Tree contains the son William Edward Hammond b. 22 July 1889 in Blackfoot, Bingham Co., Idaho.
He married Lillian Margaret Davidson.

In 1910 Lillian and family were living in Oakley, Cassia, ID.
William A. Davidson, marr 19 yrs, b. ID, 43, dray teamster.
Mary A., b. MO, 38, had seven children but only six alive in 1910.
William, b. ID, 18, single, teamster.
Lillian, b. ID, 16.
George A., b. ID, 13.
Raymond, b. ID, 9.
Trumon R., b. ID, 6.
Benjiman P., b. ID, 2.

William E. Hamond, 26 yrs old
Residence: Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho
Bride: Lillian Davidson, 20
Residence: Twin Falls, Twin Falls, ID
Married: 8 Oct 1914, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Source: Vol. 51, marr cert #A020376, Brigham Young University-Idaho Special Collections.

In 1920 Lillian was back with her family in Paul, Minidoka, ID.
William A. Davidson, head, b. ID, 52, laborer general ____.
Maryette Davidson, wife, b. MO, 47
William A. Davidson, son, b. ID, 26, single.
Lillian Davidson, dau, b. ID, 24, married, operator telephone co.
George A. Davidson, son, b. ID, 22, single.
Raymond Davidson, son, b. ID, 19, laborer ____ ____.
Truman R. Davidson, son, b. ID, 16.
Perry B. Davidson, son, b. ID, 11.
Edward R. Davidson, son, b. ID, 8.

I think Lillian was living at home while her divorce was in process.

In 1921 Lillian married Mr. Craner.

In 1930 Lillian, her husband and son were living in Missoula, Missoula, Montana.
Dewey M. Craner, b. ID, 31, warehouse foreman sugar factory.
Lilliam M. Craner, b. ID, 34.
Edward W. Craner, son, b. ID, 1916

I think the above Edward was actually Edward W. Hammond b. abt. 1916.

Lillian Craner died 14 July 1934, Shelley, Bingham Co., Idaho. Source: Davidson Family Tree.

I couldn't verify this fact, however, if you find her obituary that's verification. There is an obituary volunteer in Bingham Co. at
Scroll down to Bingham Co. and choose Renee.

William Edward Hammond [son] was b. 22 July 1889 in Blackfoot, Bingham Co., ID. Source: Davidson Family Tree.

He married Lillian Davidson in 1914.

A William Edford Hammond
Born: 22 July 1888, ID
Residence June 5, 1917:
Paul, Minidoka, Idaho
Occupation: self-employed blacksmith in Paul
Nearest Relative: wife & 1 child
Source: World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-18.

William Edward Hammond died 5 Sept. 1970 in Seattle, King, Washington. Source: Davidson Family Tree
I look this up but couldn't find this death info in Ancestry, FamilySearch or Washington State Digital Archives.

Edward William Hammond [grandson] was born 23 June 1915 in Twin Falls Co., Idaho.
Source: Hiddleston Family Tree, I couldn't verify this.

Name: Edward W. Hammond [grandson]
Spouse: Alice Mae Bailey
Married: 19 Nov 1937, Caldwell, Ada, ID
Source: Vol. 27, page 297, Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Name: Edward W. Hammond
Residence: Idaho
Spouse: Alice M. Hammond
Residence: Idaho
Married: 29 Nov 1976, Elko, Nevada
Recorded: 30 Nov 1976, Elko
Source: Book=47- and Page=504.
Source: Nevada Marriage Index 1956=2005.

Did they renew their vows?

Edward William Hammond died 15 Dec 1984 in Pocatello, [Bannock Co.] Idaho.
Source: Hiddleston Family Tree.

I couldn't verify this info because Idaho doesn't release death info until 50 years after the event. There is an obituary volunteer for Bannock Co. at the same web site mentioned above.

I hope finding the obituaries will help you fill in more blanks.

The first William Edward Hammond was very elusive and moved around a lot. People who moved frequently are the hardest to find. Successful Searching!

The Family Tree shows he married Florence Idona Luman but I don't think so. I couldn't find their marriage info.
Comment: Groom sometimes known as William E. Davidson.

Re: Mary Jane Davidson

Posted: 1329197660000
Classification: Query
Hi again,
Name: Lillian Hammond
Spouse: Dewey Craner
Married: Feb. 14, 1921, Pocatello, Bannock Co., ID
Source: Bannock Court House, Vol. 10, page 279.

Re: Mary Jane Davidson

Posted: 1329199165000
Classification: Query
Try this, my third great aunt's half sister's ex-husband's aunt's husband's nephew's wife's brother.

Re: Mary Jane Davidson

Posted: 1329227967000
Classification: Query
Thank you. You have given me something to go on. Yes he did Marry Florence because that is my husband's grandmother. I Mary Jane Davidson that died in Canada is a different Mary Jane. I have already ruled her out with getting her death certificate from Canada. Thank you so very much.
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