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Mary Carruth Cahoon

1829– 1921

Born in Renfrewshire, Scotland, where she was baptized; married Andrew Cahoon in 1847; immigrated with her husband to Salt Lake Valley in 1848; accompanied him to California in 1850; resided in Greenwood Valley, California, in October 1850; returned to Utah by 1854, settling in South Cottonwood (Murray); died in Salt Lake City. (See Shurtleff and Cahoon, Reynolds Cahoon and His Stalwart Sons, 106–32; Davies, Mormon Gold, 193; “Utah Pioneer of 1848 Answers Call of Death,” Deseret Evening News, June 6, 1921; GQC journal, Oct. 18, 1850.)