Mary Elizabeth Newton

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Newton was born on 28 May 1871, in Keithsburg, Mercer, Illinois, United States, her father, Francis Marion Newton, was 27 and her mother, Sarah E Gary, was 24. She married Louis A Sampson on 6 September 1889, in Mercer, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cedar Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died in 1911, in Joy, Mercer, Illinois, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Aledo, Mercer, Illinois, United States.

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Louis A Sampson
Mary Elizabeth Newton
Marriage: 6 September 1889
William Sampson
James Roy Sampson
Emma Mae Sampson
Belle Dora Sampson

Sources (17)

  • Mary Balsc*Ter in household of William Balsc*Iter Jr., "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary E Balschmiter, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Mary Ellen Newton in entry for Fred Oran Lamb and Mae Emma Artz, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

1877 · The First Workers Strike

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places in England and Scotland so named, from Old English nīwe ‘new’ + tūn ‘farmstead, settlement’, or Middle English neue ‘new’ + toun ‘settlement, town’. According to Ekwall, this is the commonest English placename. For this reason, the surname has a highly fragmented origin.

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

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