Harriet Newell Mayhew

27 April 1830–20 March 1905 (Age 74)
Charlemont, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Harriet Newell

When Harriet Newell Mayhew was born on 27 April 1830, in Charlemont, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Melven Mayhew, was 39 and her mother, Lucy Webster, was 32. She married Benjamin L. Loomis on 31 May 1848, in Fitchburg, Dane, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870 and Mount Hope, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1880. She died on 20 March 1905, in Millville, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in United States.

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Benjamin L. Loomis
Harriet Newell Mayhew
Marriage: 31 May 1848
Orra Manley Loomis
Lelia Loomis
Carrie Loomis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 May 1848Fitchburg, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 6
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 24
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that 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.

    Name Meaning

    English (East Anglia): from the French and Middle English personal name Maheu (Old French Mahieu), a common Norman form of Matthew . Its common Middle English pet form was Maw, by syncope of the medial -he-; see under Maw 1. See also May and Mahy .Americanized form of French Mailloux .History: Thomas Mayhew (1593–1682) came to Medford, MA, from Tisbury, Wiltshire, England, c. 1632, and subsequently moved to Watertown, MA. In 1642 he established a settlement on Martha's Vineyard, with his son Thomas, who was the first English missionary to the Indians of New England.

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

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    Sources (14)

    • Hariett Loamis in household of Benj L Loamis, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Harriet Mayhue in entry for Orra Manley Loomis, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Harriet Loomis in household of B Loomis, "United States Census, 1850"

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