Mary L House

Brief Life History of Mary L

When Mary L House was born about 1837, in New York, United States, her father, Andrew House, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Ward, was 34. She married John Edmund Groom on 24 December 1853, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Algoma Township, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1850. She died in 1880, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 44.

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John Edmund Groom
Mary L House
Marriage: 24 December 1853
Edna Josephine Groom
George Sigle Groom

Sources (5)

  • Mary L House in household of Andrew House, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary House in entry for George Groom, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"
  • Mary House in entry for Edna J Bell, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim 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: topographic or occupational name for someone employed ‘at the house’, from Middle English hous(e) (Old English hūs), probably a religious house such as a convent. In the Middle Ages the majority of the population lived in cottages or huts rather than houses.

English: variant of Howes .

English: perhaps a topographic name from an unrecorded Middle English huse, a southwest dialect form of Old English hyse ‘place overgrown with (water) plants’, a derivative of Old English hos ‘(water) plant’. In modern English, the name might have been absorbed into Huss or Hose .

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

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