Mary Illinois Titsworth

FemaleMay 1880–3 August 1919

Brief Life History of Mary Illinois

When Mary Illinois Titsworth was born in May 1880, in Grisham Township, Montgomery, Illinois, United States, her father, John Davenport Titsworth, was 27 and her mother, Malona Johnson, was 24. She died on 3 August 1919, at the age of 39, and was buried in Montgomery, Illinois, United States.

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John Davenport Titsworth
Malona Johnson
Mary Illinois Titsworth
Maude Althia Titsworth

Sources (2)

  • Mary I Titsworth in household of John Titsworth, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Illinois Titsworth, "Find A Grave Index"

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Siblings (2)

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 5

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 12

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Tietsoort (see Teachout ). Compare Tittsworth .

Possibly also English: habitational name from Tetsworth in Oxfordshire, from an unattested Old English personal name Tǣtel + Old English worth ‘enclosure’.

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

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