Mary Adelaide Covert

about 1849–June 1872 (Age 23)
Stanislaus, California, United States

The Life of Mary Adelaide

When Mary Adelaide Covert was born about 1849, her father, Henry Karn Covert, was 26 and her mother, Lucinda Warbington, was 21. She married Lawson Burfoot Walthall on 26 September 1869, in Stanislaus, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in White Oak, Franklin, Arkansas, United States in 1850. She died in June 1872, in Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Stanislaus, California, United States.

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Lawson Burfoot Walthall
Mary Adelaide Covert
Marriage: 26 September 1869
Harry Walthall
Addie Walthall
Lawson Walthall

Spouse and Children

26 September 1869
Stanislaus, California, United States


    Harry Walthall


    Addie Walthall


    Lawson Walthall


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World Events (8)

1850 · California Is Admitted to Union

Age 1

California was admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, and became the 31st state.
1850 · Alcatraz Island

Age 1

Alcatraz Island, or Alcatraz Citadel, was deemed a military reservation for military defence by President Millard Fillmore in 1850. Fortifications were built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including a lighthouse in 1853, a citadel in 1859, and eventually a long-term military prison in 1868. During the American Civil War, 10,000 muskets were supplied and 111 canons encircled the island.
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 8

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a reserved or secretive person, from Old French covert ‘guarded’, ‘crafty’.2 Americanized spelling of an unidentified Dutch or German name, perhaps Kofoed .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary A Covert in household of Henry K Covert, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary A Covert, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Mary A Covert, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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