Mary Elizbeth McKown

20 April 1840–12 August 1894 (Age 54)
Princeville, Peoria, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Elizbeth

When Mary Elizbeth McKown was born on 20 April 1840, in Princeville, Peoria, Illinois, United States, her father, Hezekiah James Lawrence McKown, was 33 and her mother, Cynthia Ann White, was 30. She married Hiram Curtis Bronson on 26 November 1861, in Peoria, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1910. She died on 12 August 1894, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Mount Mora Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Curtis Bronson
1841–1903
Mary Elizbeth McKown
1840–1894
Marriage: 26 November 1861
Nina Bronson
1862–1870
Clara Lois Bronson
1867–1938
Mark Hiram Bronson
1876–1950

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 November 1861
Peoria, Illinois, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    Hezekiah James Lawrence McKown

    Male1807–1891Male

    Cynthia Ann White

    Female1809–1842Female

siblings

(8)

    Eliza Jane McKown

    Female1831–1919Female

    Hannah Amanda McKown

    Female1833–1918Female

    Hugh B McKown

    Male1835–1874Male

    Cynthia Merinda McKown

    Female1835–Female

    Amanda McKown

    Female1837–Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 8

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 16

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: variant of McEwen .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary E Bronson in household of Hiram Bronson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Brownson in household of Hiram Brown, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Elisbeth Mckown in entry for Clara Lou Archibald, "Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940"

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