Mary Crook Thurston

1825–2 April 1860 (Age 35)
Michigan, United States

The Life Summary 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 41. She married John H. Hilton on 29 November 1850. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Leoni, 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
Mary Crook Thurston
Marriage: 29 November 1850
Cassius Hilton
John Brusus Hilton
Marion T. Hilton

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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 0
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
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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 11
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

(1997: 5875;2007: 11303; 2010: 15234)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 ).

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

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Sources (3)

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

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