Mary Crook Thurston

Brief Life History of Mary Crook

When Mary Crook Thurston was born in 1825, in Michigan, United States, her father, Thomas Thurston, was 39 and her mother, Electa Wilcox, was 42. She married John H. Hilton on 29 November 1850. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Leoni, Leoni Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1850. She died on 2 April 1860, in Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 35.

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John H. Hilton
1822–1861
Mary Crook Thurston
1825–1860
Marriage: 29 November 1850
Cassius Hilton
1852–1864
John Brusus Hilton
1854–1939
Marion T. Hilton
1860–1914

Sources (3)

  • Mary Thurston in household of Thomas Thurston, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Thurston in entry for John B Hilton, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"
  • Mary C. Thurston in entry for Marion L. Hilton, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia):

from the Anglo-Norman, Anglo-Scandinavian, and Middle English personal name Thurstan, Thorsten (Old Norse Thórsteinn, Thorsten, Anglicized as Old English Thurstān; see Thorstensen ).

habitational name from Thurston in Suffolk, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Thóri (see Thor ) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

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

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