Mary Ann Brubaker

Female6 April 1859–28 March 1949

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Brubaker was born on 6 April 1859, in Harrison, Missouri, United States, her father, Simon Brubaker, was 25 and her mother, Margaret Miller, was 20. She married Nathan Maxwell on 9 September 1875, in Taylor Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Fletchall Township, Worth, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Worth, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 28 March 1949, in Grant City, Worth, Missouri, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Honey Grove Cemetery, Fletchall Township, Worth, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Maxwell
Mary Ann Brubaker
Marriage: 9 September 1875
Mary Margaret Maxwell
Effie Maxwell

Sources (10)

  • Mary Malar, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary A. Brubaker, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Mary A. Bruebaker in entry for Charles Miller and Effie Maxwell, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 September 1875Taylor Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · The Burtis Opera House

    Age 8

    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 25

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German and Swiss German Brubacher .

    History: This is the name of a Swiss Mennonite family, originally spelled Brubacher .

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

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