Mary Ellen Robson

Chester-le-Street, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Robson was born in 1847, in Chester-le-Street, Durham, England, United Kingdom, her father, William George Robson, was 19 and her mother, Hannah Gill, was 22. She married John Waugh about 1867, in Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Chester le Street, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Bentleyville, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

John Waugh
Mary Ellen Robson
Marriage: about 1867
Hannah Robson Waugh
George Henry Waugh
John George Waugh
Ellen Waugh
Joseph Waugh
Thomas William Waugh

Spouse and Children

about 1867
Durham, England, United Kingdom


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 7

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 33

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Rob, a short form of Robert .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Robson in household of George Robson, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Mary Ellen Waugh in household of Thomas W Waugh, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary E Robson in household of William Robson, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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