Mary J Ham

3 July 1859–30 September 1925 (Age 66)
Polk, Oregon, United States

The Life of Mary J

When Mary J Ham was born on 3 July 1859, in Polk, Oregon, United States, her father, Charles Ham, was 34 and her mother, Louisa Jane Waymire, was 22. She married Mansel Wheeler on 12 January 1876, in Polk, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 30 September 1925, in Deschutes, Oregon, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Madras, Jefferson, Oregon, United States.

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Mansel Wheeler
1854–1931
Mary J Ham
1859–1925
Marriage: 12 January 1876
Hazel Louise Wheeler
1888–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 January 1876
Polk, Oregon, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1862 · The Homestead Act

Age 3

The Homestead Act of 1862 gave each citizen 160 acres of land. The qualified applicants were required to build a home and cultivate the land for five years.  
1863

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

Age 21

The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southwestern England): variant spelling of Hamm .2 French: habitational name from any of the various places in northern France (Ardennes, Pas-de-Calais, Somme, Moselle) named with the Germanic word ham ‘meadow in the bend of a river’, ‘water meadow’, ‘flood plain’.3 Dutch: variant of Hamme .

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

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  • Mary J Wheeler in household of Mansel Wheeler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Wheeler in household of Mansell Wheeler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Wheeler in household of Mansel Wheeler, "United States Census, 1910"

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