Mary Ellen Westervelt

8 April 1878–10 July 1966 (Age 88)
Jerusalem, Washington, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Westervelt was born on 8 April 1878, her father, Fredrick Abraham Westervelt, was 53 and her mother, Elizabeth Matilda Harris, was 25. She married George Washington Owens on 5 June 1902, in Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States for about 50 years. She died on 10 July 1966, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Owens
Mary Ellen Westervelt
Marriage: 5 June 1902
Mary Elizabeth Owens
George Robert Owens
Katherine Ann Owens
Elmer Frederick Owens
Burton Dee Owens
Dorothy Sarah Owens

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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 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles
Age 4
Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
Age 23
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

Dutch and Belgian (Westerveld): habitational name for someone from Westvelde in Drente, Westerveld in West Flanders, or Westervelt in Ebblinghem.

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

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Sources (22)

  • Mary Owens, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Weshvell in household of James Weshvell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Owens in household of George Owens, "United States Census, 1930"

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