Mary Elizabeth Newton

28 May 1871–1911 (Age 39)
Keithsburg, Mercer, Illinois, United States

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

6 September 1889
Mercer, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

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

Age 6

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

Age 11

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: habitational name from any of the many places so named, from Old English nēowe ‘new’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. According to Ekwall, this is the commonest English place name. For this reason, the surname has a highly fragmented origin.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Balsc*Ter in household of William Balsc*Iter Jr., "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Bulsalemitten in household of Wm Bulsalemitten, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary I Newton in household of Francis M Newton, "United States Census, 1880"

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