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Marinda Elizabeth Mangum was born 7 October 1850 in Mount Pisgah, Union County, Iowa, United States to William Mangum (1811-1888) and Sarah Ada Adair (1815-1852) and died 28 June 1852 Mormon Pioneer Trail, Colfax County, Nebraska of unspecified causes.

1852 William Lane Wagon Company

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Numbered amoung the participants in the William Lane 1852 Pioneer Company, a early Mormon pioneer wagon train traveling from to Salt Lake City in the early summer. Consisting of approximately fifteen families who had lived since spring 1851 at a welfare "poor farm" forty miles north of Kanesville, Iowa, called Lanesborough, were organized into this company under the leadership of their bishop, William West Lane (1797-1852). While the plains of Nebraska this party was hit hard by a cholera epidemic killing Bishop Lane, his wife and several other members of the company.

Young Marinda was apparently one of the very first members in the company to die from the cholera. Her mother would die soon afterwards.

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