Mary Jemima Polly Vandal

2 August 1855–26 March 1938 (Age 82)
Knox, Knox, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Jemima Polly

When Mary Jemima Polly Vandal was born on 2 August 1855, her father, Thomas Stewart Vandel, was 43 and her mother, Sarah Marcel Adkins, was 38. She married Melvin 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 Hamilton Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Brown, Nebraska, United States in 1910. She died on 26 March 1938, in North Dakota, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

20 December 1875
Warren, Iowa, United States


    Edith Adeline Thurman



    Etta Mae Thurman


    Allie Thurman


Parents and Siblings



    Charles Washington Vandel


    Joseph Davis Vandel


    Elizabeth J Vandel


    Abram Walker Vandel



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 8

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

Age 12

Nebraska is the 37th state.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

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

Dutch and Belgian: variant of Van Dale .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Polly J Vandle in household of Thomas S Vandle, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Magy A E Thurman in household of Melven T Thurman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Polly J Vandal in household of Thomas S Vandal, "United States Census, 1860"

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