Mary Ellen Mason

Female28 October 1846–21 October 1921

Brief Life History of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Mason was born on 28 October 1846, in New York, United States, her father, George Weaver Mason, was 32 and her mother, Mary Ann Collingwood, was 19. She married John Almer Webber on 5 June 1866. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States in 1850. She died on 21 October 1921, in Portland, Ionia, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Ionia, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Almer Webber
Mary Ellen Mason
Marriage: 5 June 1866
Lorenzo Webber
George Mason Webber
Charles Cook Webber
Christine Webber

Sources (26)

  • M E Mason in household of G W Mason, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Ellen Mason, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Mary Ellen Webber, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 June 1866
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1847 · Moving the State Capital

    Age 1

    The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

    1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

    Age 8

    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

    Age 20

    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English masoun ‘mason, stone worker, builder in stone’ (Old Central French maçon, masson). A Middle English form machun (derived from Old French machun) gives rise to Machin and its variants. See also Mayson . Stonemasonry was a hugely important craft in the Middle Ages.

    Italian (Veneto): variant of Masone .

    Altered form of French Masson .

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

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