Mary Jemima "Polly" Vandal

Brief Life History of Mary Jemima "Polly"

When Mary Jemima "Polly" Vandal was born on 2 August 1855, in Knox, Knox, Illinois, United States, her father, Thomas Stewart Vandel, was 43 and her mother, Sarah Marcel Adkins, was 38. She married Melvin Thomas Thurman on 20 December 1875, in Warren, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Brown, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Morton, North Dakota, United States in 1920. She died on 26 March 1938, in North Dakota, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Melvin Thomas Thurman
Mary Jemima "Polly" Vandal
Marriage: 20 December 1875
Edith Adeline Thurman
Allie Thurman
Lee Thurman
Etta Mae Thurman

Sources (21)

  • Mery J Parkins in household of John W Parkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Jemima "Polly" Vandal - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Mary Jermima Vandel
  • Mary Vandall, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

World Events (8)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1873: Morton, Dakota Territory, United States 1889: Morton, North Dakota, United States

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Normand, Aime, Amedee, Gaston, Germaine, Herve, Lucien.

Flemish (also Van Dal) and Dutch (Van Dal): variant of Dutch Van Dale .

Americanized form of Dutch (and possibly also of German) Wendel .

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

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