Mary Elizbeth McKown

Female20 April 1840–12 August 1894

Brief Life History 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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Hiram Curtis Bronson
Mary Elizbeth McKown
Marriage: 26 November 1861
Nina Bronson
Clara Lois Bronson
Mark Hiram Bronson

Sources (8)

  • Mary E Bronson in household of Hiram Bronson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary E McKowan in the Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860
  • Mary Elisbeth McKown in entry for Clara Lou Archibald, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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  • Marriage
    26 November 1861Peoria, Illinois, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    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 1.

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

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