Elisabeth Mae Mahon

1878–4 March 1953 (Age 75)
Donegal Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary 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 Cross Creek District, Brooke, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and 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

  • Marriage
    25 December 1891
  • Children


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    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Malachy, Brendan, Declan, Bridie, Brigid, Donal, Eamonn, Finbarr, James Patrick, Mahon, Moreen, Niamh.Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mathghamhna ‘son of Mathghamhain’ (see McMahon ). Compare Mahoney , which has a similar etymology. There has been some confusion with Mohan and Mahan .Irish: from Ó Macháin, a variant of Ó Mocháin. See Mohan .

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

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    Sources (14)

    • Lizzie Riddle in household of David Riddle, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Lizzie M Mahan, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
    • Lizzie Riddle in household of David Riddle, "United States Census, 1900"

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