Mary Elizabeth Kent

23 May 1869–29 August 1910 (Age 41)
Ross, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Kent was born on 23 May 1869, in Ross, Kent, Michigan, United States, her father, Cephas S. Kent, was 30 and her mother, Harriet Clothilda Woodward, was 28. She married William George Stuart on 27 January 1904, in Augusta, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Ross Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Augusta, Ross Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan Territory, United States in 1900. She died on 29 August 1910, in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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William George Stuart
Mary Elizabeth Kent
Marriage: 27 January 1904
Glen Kent Stuart
Kenneth George Stuart

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27 January 1904
Augusta, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States



    Kenneth George Stuart


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 10

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.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 12

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Kent, an ancient Celtic name. The surname is also frequent in Scotland and Ireland. In Irrerwick in East Lothian, English vassals were settled in the middle of the 12th century and in Meath in Ireland in the 13th century.

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

Sources (3)

  • Matilda Stuart in household of Wm G Stuart, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Stuart in household of William G Stuart, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Kent in household of Cepheus Kent, "United States Census, 1880"

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