Mary Adelaide Covert

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

The Life Summary 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

  • Marriage
    26 September 1869Stanislaus, California, United States
  • Children


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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

    English (Surrey, of Norman origin): habitational name from the Norman hamlet of Couvert in Calvados or from some other locality similarly named from Old French (le) covert ‘the secret corner, refuge, or thicket’. Sussex surname forms with the definite article and no preposition are not nicknames from Old French covert ‘secret(ive)’, as has been suggested, but are either references to ‘Le Covert’ as the place of origin or represent the common Norman practice of substituting le for de in surnames. This surname is now extinct in Britain.Americanized form of an unidentified Dutch or German name, perhaps Kofoed or German Gobert .

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

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    Sources (5)

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

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