Mary Lula Hightower

14 February 1868–31 October 1924 (Age 56)
Polk, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Lula

When Mary Lula Hightower was born on 14 February 1868, in Polk, North Carolina, United States, her father, Burvel Milton Hightower, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Caroline Whitted, was 33. She married James Richard Henson in 1883, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Highland, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1900 and O'Neal, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 31 October 1924, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Graubünden, Switzerland.

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Family Time Line

James Richard Henson
Mary Lula Hightower
Marriage: 1883
Luther Henson
Lily Mamie Henson
William Gaither Henson
Evie Henson
Boyce Henson
Emma M Henson

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+1 More Child

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+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
Age 2
Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1871 · KKK Supression
Age 3
In March of 1871, in an attempt to supress the Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina, President Grant sends troops in. Later that year in October, the KKK are told to disarm and break up. They do not do this and later many are arrested by the US marshals.
Age 18
Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

(1997: 5968;2007: 14455; 2010: 20065)English: perhaps an altered form of Hayter (see Hight ).

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

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Sources (6)

  • Lula Henson in household of James R Henson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lula Hightower in entry for Mamie Henson Rollins, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • Mary S Hendson in household of James R Hendson, "United States Census, 1910"

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