Elisabeth Mae Mahon

1878–1953 (Age 75)
Donegal Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elisabeth Mae

When Elisabeth Mae Mahon was born in 1878, in Donegal Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Robert Mahan, was 52 and her mother, Melissa L. Lewis, was 47. She married David Cooper Riddle on 25 December 1891. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Follansbee, Brooke, West Virginia, United States in 1910. She died on 4 March 1953, in Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Cooper Riddle
Elisabeth Mae Mahon
Marriage: 25 December 1891
Nellie Mae Riddle
Myrtha Melissa Riddle
Lucy Anne Riddle

Spouse and Children

25 December 1891


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Mahan





    Mary Ann Mahan



    John S Mahan


    Sophia C Mahan


    Addie Susan Mahan


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mathghamhna ( see Mahoney ).2 Irish: variant of Mahan and Mohan .3 French: habitational name from Mahon in Gironde.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lizzie Riddle in household of David Riddle, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lizzie Riddle in household of David Riddle, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lizzie M Mahan in household of Robert Mahan, "United States Census, 1880"

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