Mary Ellen Still

Brief Life History of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Still was born on 15 August 1872, in Metcalfe, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, her father, Henry Everett Still, was 33 and her mother, Mary J Bennett, was 28. She married Peter Watson on 18 March 1891, in Saint Joseph Island, Algoma, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in St. Joseph, Saint Joseph Island, Algoma, Ontario, Canada in 1881 and Caradoc Township, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada in 1881. She died on 3 October 1936, in Brimley, Superior Township, Chippewa, Michigan, United States, at the age of 64.

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Peter Watson
Mary Ellen Still
Marriage: 18 March 1891
Ethel M. Watson

Sources (9)

  • Ellen Still in household of Henry Still, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Nellie Mrs. Watson, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Mary Allen Mcdonald, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English and German: nickname for a calm man, from Middle English, Middle High German stille ‘calm, silent, still’. The German name may also have denoted a (deaf) mute, from the same word in the sense ‘silent’.

English: variant of Stile .

English: variant of Stell .

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

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