Mary Ann VanNatta

16 February 1840–24 December 1891 (Age 51)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann VanNatta was born on 16 February 1840, in Illinois, United States, her father, Samuel Van Atta, was 30 and her mother, Lucy H. Gibbs, was 31. She married Ezra McFadden on 27 April 1862, in Coles, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Lafayette Township, Coles, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Paris, Edgar, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 24 December 1891, at the age of 51, and was buried in Mattoon, Coles, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezra McFadden
Mary Ann VanNatta
Marriage: 27 April 1862
William McFadden
Emma McFadden
Zaluma McFadden
Ellen McFadden

Spouse and Children

27 April 1862
Coles, Illinois, United States


    William McFadden


    Zaluma McFadden


    Ellen McFadden


    Emma McFadden


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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 8

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 16

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Variant of Dutch Van Natter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Vanetta in household of Saml Vanetta, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Vaniata in household of Samuel Vaniata, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Mc Fadin in household of Ezra Mc Fadin, "United States Census, 1880"

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