Harriet Newell Mayhew

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

The Life 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 Territory, 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

31 May 1848
Fitchburg, Dane, Wisconsin Territory, United States



    Carrie Loomis


    Lelia Loomis


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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 · The Treaty of the Cedars

Age 6

Treaty of the Cedars was concluded on the Fox River on September 3, 1836. The Menominee Nation ceded nearly 4 million acres of land for the following items every year for twenty years: $3,000 worth of food provisions, 2,000 lbs. of tobacco, 30 barrels of salt, agricultural supplies, and $500 per year.
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

1 English: from the Norman French personal name Mahieu, a variant of Mathieu ( see Matthew ).2 Anglicized form of French Mailloux .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hariett Loamis in household of Benj L Loamis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Harriet Loomis in household of B Loomis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harriet Loomis in household of Benjamin Loomis, "United States Census, 1860"

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