Mary Jane Luton

7 November 1891–11 April 1966 (Age 74)
Nixonton, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Luton was born on 7 November 1891, in Nixonton, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Anderson Luton, was 23 and her mother, Mary Eliza Morris, was 15. She married John Anderson Meads on 26 February 1908, in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Salem Township, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Nixonton Township, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 11 April 1966, in Perquimans, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Anderson Meads
1881–1964
Mary Jane Luton
1891–1966
Marriage: 26 February 1908
Mary Elizabeth Meads
1909–1967
Charles Herman Meads
1911–2002
John Luton Meads
1915–2001
Robert L. Meads
1917–2000
Frank Anderson Meads
1919–1988
Audrey Meads
1922–2008
Thomas Ray Meads
1924–2005
Sadie Mae Meads
1925–
Sarah Meads
1926–
Myrtle Meads
1928–2013
Beatrice Meads
1928–2018

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 February 1908
Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Anderson Luton

    Male1868–1925Male

    Female1876–1966Female

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 6

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the place in Bedfordshire (named in Old English as ‘settlement (Old English tūn) on the (river) Lea’), or, more plausibly in view of the pattern of distribution, from Luton in Devon (near Teignmouth), named in Old English as ‘Lēofgifu's settlement’ (from an Old English female personal name composed of the elements lēof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + gifu ‘gift’). A further possible source of the name is Luton in Kent, named as the ‘settlement of Lēofa’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Jennie Luton in household of John Luton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary J Meads in household of John A Meads, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jannie D Meeds in household of John A Meeds, "United States Census, 1940"

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