Mary Jane McRobert

Female12 December 1825–21 June 1917

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane McRobert was born on 12 December 1825, in Maine, United States, her father, Edward McRobert, was 28 and her mother, Abigail Thomas, was 28. She married Fenton Andrew Tomlinson in 1842, in Nova Scotia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1860. She died on 21 June 1917, in Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fenton Andrew Tomlinson
Mary Jane McRobert
Marriage: 1842
Elvira A Tomlinson
Mary R. Tomlinson
Edward Tomlinson
Louisa M Tomlinson
Thomas Walsh Tomlinson
William Wiseman Tomlinson
Mary R. Tomlinson

Sources (30)

  • Mary Tomlinson in household of Fenton Tomlinson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Jane McRobert - Published information: birth-name: Mary Jane McRobert
  • Mary Jane McRobert Tomlinson, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1842Nova Scotia, British Colonial America
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 5

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

    Age 7

    The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

    1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

    Age 26

    "In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish: from Gaelic Mac Roibeáird ‘son of Robert’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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