Mary was born in 1851. She is the daughter of Thomas Holden, paper maker. Mary Ann Holden married John Yates in 1869 in Over Darwen, Lancashire, England.
Marriage: 9 May 1869 Holy Trinity (Now St Peter), Over Darwen, Lancashire, England
John Yates - 23, Paper Packer, Bachelor, Red Earth O.D.
Mary Ann Holden - 19, Weaver, Spinster, Wood St O.D.
Groom's Father: Edmund Yates, Paper Stainer
Bride's Father: Thomas Holden, Papermaker
Witness: Samuel Lawson Ashworth; Alice Yates
Married by Registrars Certificate by: ECE Carleton
1891 England Census: Name: Mary A Yates; Event Place: Over Darwen, Lancashire, England; Event Place (Original): Over Darwen, Lancashire, England; Event Place Note: Robert Street; County: Lancashire; Parish: Over Darwen; Ecclesiastical Parish: HOLY TRINITY; Registration District: Blackburn; Gender: Female; Age: 40; Marital Status: Married; Birth Year (Estimated): 1851; Birthplace: Lancashire, England; Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
"England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:79MW-L2M : 6 May 2019), Mary A Yates in household of John Yates, Over Darwen, Lancashire, England; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Lancashire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.