Mary Flavia Durant

28 April 1885–13 July 1956 (Age 71)
Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Flavia

When Mary Flavia Durant was born on 28 April 1885, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, John Thomas Durant, was 32 and her mother, Caroline Elizabeth Wilson, was 27. She married Fred George Baxter on 9 May 1904, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sonora Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 13 July 1956, in Montebello Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Fred George Baxter
Mary Flavia Durant
Marriage: 9 May 1904
Freda Bell Baxter
Dale Marvin Baxter
Kathryn Myrtle Baxter
Isaac Clair Baxter

Spouse and Children

9 May 1904
Hancock, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 7

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.

Age 19

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

French and English (Norman): from the Latin omen name Durandus, meaning ‘enduring’, which was in common use especially in the Jewish communities of southern France and from there spread out across France, into England, Italy, and the Iberian peninsula.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marey Baxter in household of Fred Baxter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Baxter in household of Fred G Baxter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary F Baxter in household of Fred G Baxter, "United States Census, 1910"

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