Mary Maria Holbrook was born
at Liberty, Clay County, Missouri on May 13, 1836. She was the daughter
of Chandler and Eunice Dunning Holbrook.
Mary came to the Salt Lake
Valley when she was twelve years old. Her mother, Eunice, drove one wagon and
her 14-year-old sister, Diana, drove the other ox-team wagon. They came
in Zion's Camp in the Brigham Young Company, arriving September 21, 1848.
Mary married Jesse Carter
Little on January 29, 1856. They lived in Salt Lake City until after their
second child was born.
Mary and Jesse were the
Laura Ann, born March 2, 1859 (died an
Frank Alonzo, born February 19, 1863
Emeline, born July 31, 1865
Rosetta Vilate, born October 1, 1867
Jesse Carter, Jr., born July 20, 1872
The Little family moved
from Salt Lake City to a farm in Littleton, Morgan County, Utah and she did
many of the tasks farm life required. She made cheese and butter. She took
vegetables from her garden and sent them to other families in Salt Lake
City, thus displaying her unselfish attitude and compassion for others.
She worked hard all of her life and was always helping someone less
Mary was an excellent
seamstress and did spinning, weaving and knitting. She was an excellent cook.
She was of medium height and slender with long brown hair that she bobbed at
Mary died April 23, 1906,
just shy of her 70th birthday, at Morgan, Utah.