Mary Jane Meriwether

1 February 1881–2 October 1956 (Age 75)
Sherman, Grayson, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Meriwether was born on 1 February 1881, in Sherman, Grayson, Texas, United States, her father, Thomas Harden Dodds Meriwether, was 23 and her mother, Mary Eliza Jane Kidwell, was 19. She married Taylor Tidwell on 22 April 1903, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Boneta, Duchesne, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Election Precinct 19 Mount Emmons, Duchesne, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 2 October 1956, in Duchesne, Duchesne, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Duchesne, Duchesne, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Taylor Tidwell
Mary Jane Meriwether
Marriage: 22 April 1903
Veva Marie Tidwell
Elmer Tidwell
Alice Boneta Tidwell
Mary Belva Tidwell
Henry Taylor Tidwell
Rose Anna Tidwell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 April 1903Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 1
    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.
    1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company
    Age 13
    Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
    1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered
    Age 20
    Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful "oil boom".

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Merriweather .

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

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    Sources (26)

    • Mamie Maywethers in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Mary L Meriweather in household of Mallie J Meriweather, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Mamie Meriwether, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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