Mary Elizabeth Deputy

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Deputy was born on 6 February 1852, in Jennings, Indiana, United States, her father, William Beauchamp Deputy, was 32 and her mother, Almira Bacon, was 30. She married James S. Taylor Patton on 2 August 1868, in Eagleville, Harrison, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1910 and San Diego, San Diego, California, United States for about 6 years. She died on 24 December 1927, in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Samuel Lea
1838–1900
Mary Elizabeth Deputy
1852–1927
Marriage: 18 May 1882
Harvey Lea
1883–1900
Maxwell Taylor Lea
1883–1900
Franklin Ellsworth Lea
1886–1945
Frederick Deputy Lea
1889–1926
Bessie Mildred Lea
1891–1979
Helen Almeda Lea
1894–1967
Laura Alice Lea
1897–1971

Sources (31)

  • Mary E Lea, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary E Lea, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"
  • Mary Elzabeth Lea, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

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.

1872 · The Modoc War

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.

Name Meaning

Origin undetermined.

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

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