Elisabeth Mae Mahon

Brief Life History 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
1870–1930
Elisabeth Mae Mahon
1878–1953
Marriage: 25 December 1891
Nellie Mae Riddle
1895–
Myrtha Melissa Riddle
1897–1995
Lucy Anne Riddle
1899–1974

Sources (14)

  • Lizzie Riddle in household of David Riddle, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lizzie M Mahan, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Elizabeth Mae Mahan Taylor, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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

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

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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