Mary Ellen Westervelt

Female8 April 1878–10 July 1966

Brief Life History of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Westervelt was born on 8 April 1878, in Washington, Idaho, United States, her father, Fredrick Abraham Westervelt, was 53 and her mother, Elizabeth Matilda Harris, was 25. She married George Brigham Williams 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 Brigham Williams 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

Sources (23)

  • Mary Owens, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary E Dayton, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Mary Ellen Westervelt, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 June 1902Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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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.


    Age 12

    Idaho is the 43rd state.

    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: habitational name from Westervelt in Ebblinghem, or Westerveld in Drenthe and West Flanders.

    History: Lubbert van Westervelt came from Meppel on the Zuider Zee, the Netherlands, to Bergen County, NJ, in 1662.

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

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