Mary E. Elliott

10 August 1842–14 April 1903 (Age 60)
New York, United States

The Life of Mary E.

When Mary E. Elliott was born on 10 August 1842, in New York, United States, her father, Jesse Elliot, was 42 and her mother, Mary C. Willis, was 24. She married Jerome H. Filkins on 23 June 1868. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 14 April 1903, in Bethany, Genesee, New York, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in East Bethany, Bethany, Genesee, New York, United States.

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Jerome H. Filkins
Mary E. Elliott
Marriage: 23 June 1868
Jessie Filkins
Angela E. Filkins

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    Jerome H. Filkins



23 June 1868


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World Events (7)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 21

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name, Elyat, Elyt. This represents at least two Old English personal names which have fallen together: the male name Aðelgēat (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + Gēat, a tribal name; see Jocelyn ), and the female personal name Aðelgȳð (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + gȳð ‘battle’). The Middle English name seems also to have absorbed various other personal names of Old English or Continental Germanic origin, as for example Old English Ælfweald ( see Ellwood ).2 English: from a pet form of Ellis .3 Scottish: Anglicized form of the originally distinct Gaelic surname Elloch, Eloth, a topographic name from Gaelic eileach ‘dam’, ‘mound’, ‘bank’. Compare Eliot .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Filkins in household of Jerome Filkins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary E Felkins in household of Jerome H Felkins, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E Filkins in household of Jerome Filkins, "United States Census, 1880"

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