Mary Linn Stewart Shaiffer

8 March 1817–8 November 1901 (Age 84)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Linn

When Mary Linn Stewart Shaiffer was born on 8 March 1817, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Thomas Harris Stewart, was 50 and her mother, Ann Gemmell, was 41. She married Reverend George W Shaiffer on 1 May 1849, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She died on 8 November 1901, in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84.

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Reverend George W Shaiffer
Mary Linn Stewart Shaiffer
Marriage: 1 May 1849
Satira Shaiffer
Anne Eliza Shaiffer
Emma Mary Shaiffer
Laura Ada Shaiffer Stitt

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  • Marriage
    1 May 1849Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 3
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 29
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: originally an occupational name for an administrative official of an estate, from Middle English stiward, Old English stigweard, stīweard, a compound of stig ‘house(hold)’ + weard ‘guardian’. In the Anglo-Saxon period this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household, especially of the royal household; after the Norman Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal, for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate. In Scotland the term was also used of a magistrate originally appointed by the king to administer crown lands, forming a stewartry.History: Stuart or Stewart is the surname of one of the great families of Scotland, the royal family of Scotland from the 14th century, and of England from 1603, when James VI of Scotland acceded to the English throne as James I. There were many minor branches of the family left in Britain after the flight of James II in 1688, but not every bearer of the surname can claim relationship with the royal house, even in Scotland. Every great house in medieval England and Scotland had its steward, and in many cases the office gave rise to a hereditary surname. The fall of the house of Stuart in Britain, conversely, led to the establishment of several highly placed branches bearing this surname in continental Europe, which are in most cases related to the old Scottish royal family.

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Mary Linn in entry for Emma M Shaiffer, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary L Sharer in household of George W Sharer, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary L Shaiffer, "United States Census, 1900"

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