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Mary Emma Greene Van Schoonhoven

January 8, 1843–March 19, 1907

1 Born at Batavia, Genesee County, New York; daughter of Mary Eliza Nelson and John Portineus Greene. 2 Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1849. 3 Married Gilbert Van Schoonhoven, circa 1859; four children. 4 Participated in the Salt Lake City Seventh Ward Relief Society. 5 Studied homeopathic medicine at the University of Michigan, circa 1891; practiced medicine in Salt Lake City. 6 Died at Salt Lake City. 7 (See Document 3.3, 4.11)


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  5. [5] Minutes, Jan. 4 and 28, 1868, vol. 1, 1848–1869, Relief Society minutes and records, 1848–1922, Seventh Ward, Pioneer Stake, CHL.
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