Mary Jane McRobert

12 December 1825–21 June 1917 (Age 91)
Maine, United States

The Life 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
1820–1894
Mary Jane McRobert
1825–1917
Marriage: 1842
Elvira A Tomlinson
1843–1915
Mary R. Tomlinson
1845–1852
Edward Tomlinson
1845–1898
Louisa M Tomlinson
1847–
Thomas W. Tomlinson
1849–1891
William W. Tomlinson
1851–1933
Mary R. Tomlinson
1853–1932

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1842
Nova Scotia, British Colonial America
children

(7)

    Elvira A Tomlinson

    Female1843–1915Female

    Mary R. Tomlinson

    Female1845–1852Female

    Edward Tomlinson

    Male1845–1898Male

    Louisa M Tomlinson

    Female1847–Female

    Thomas W. Tomlinson

    Male1849–1891Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1797–1829Male

    Abigail THOMAS

    Female1797–1851Female

siblings

(6)

    Eunice T. McRobert

    Female1817–Female

    Sarah A. McRobert

    Female1818–Female

    Pemelia A. McRobert

    Female1820–Female

    William Edward McRoberts

    Male1822–1887Male

    Elvira B. McRobert

    Female1823–Female

+1 More Child

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: Anglicized form (with English genitive -s) of Gaelic Mac Roibeirt, a patronymic from a Gaelic form of the personal name Robert .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Tomlinson in household of Fenton Tomlinson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Tomlinson in household of Fenton Tomlinson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Mccormick in entry for Elvira A True, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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