Mary Jane Meriwether

Brief Life History 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

Sources (29)

  • Mary Jane Tidwell, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Mamie Meriwether, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Mary Jane Tidwell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

World Events (8)

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.

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

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 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Merriweather .

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

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Taylor Tidwell was born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah October 30, 1871 a son of William Nelson and Mary Elizabeth Reynolds Tidwell. William Nelson and Mary joined the Mormon Church in Indiana and came to Uta …

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