Mary Ellen Mason

28 October 1846–21 October 1921 (Age 75)
New York, United States

The Life 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 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
1845–1905
Mary Ellen Mason
1846–1921
Marriage: 5 June 1866
Lorenzo Webber
1869–1942
George Mason Webber
1872–1891
Charles Cook Webber
1875–1876
Christine Webber
1878–1947

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 June 1866
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    George Weaver Mason

    Male1813–1856Male

    Mary Ann Collingwood

    Female1827–1847Female

siblings

(2)

    Francis Collingwood Mason

    Male1844–1909Male

    Female1846–1921Female

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

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a stonemason, Middle English, Old French mas(s)on. Compare Machen . Stonemasonry was a hugely important craft in the Middle Ages.2 Italian (Veneto): from a short form of Masone .3 French: from a regional variant of maison ‘house’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Webber in household of John A Webber, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary E Webber in household of John A Webber, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Marcy E. Webber in entry for Charles Webber, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"

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