Mary Elizabeth Kent

Brief Life History 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, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 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

Sources (11)

  • Mary Stuart in household of William G Stuart, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Ellen Kent, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Mary E. Kent, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

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

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

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 and Irish: habitational name from the county of Kent. The surname is also established in Ireland, where English bearers of this name settled in Meath, in the 13th century. The name has been Gaelicized as Ceannt.

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

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