Mary Ann Alton

about 1836–
DeKalb, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Alton was born about 1836, in DeKalb, Indiana, United States, her father, Benjamin Alton Senior, was 37 and her mother, Francis Hoyt, was 36. She had at least 7 sons and 2 daughters with Daniel Roop.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Roop
1847–1928
Mary Ann Alton
1836–
John Roop
1852–
Jacob C. Roop
1854–1939
Henry Roop
1858–
Lavina Roop
1856–1909
Sarah Roop
1862–1951
Samuel Roop
1864–
Benjamin Roop
1866–
William Roop
1868–
Harry Roop
1873–1925

Spouse and Children

    Daniel Roop

    Male1847–1928Male

    Female1836–Female

children

(9)

    John Roop

    Male1852–Male

    Male1854–1939Male

    Lavina Roop

    Female1856–1909Female

    Henry Roop

    Male1858–Male

    Female1862–1951Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Lorenzo Dow Alton

    Male1820–1857Male

    Mark Alton

    Male1825–1903Male

    Male1827–1875Male

    Mary Marilla Alton

    Female1832–1878Female

    Cyrus Alton

    Male1835–1910Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 0

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 0

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 31

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places called Alton, in Derbyshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, and elsewhere. The origin is various: Alton in Derbyshire and Alton Grange in Leicestershire probably have as their first element Old English (e)ald ‘old’. Those in Hampshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire are at the sources of rivers, and are named in Old English as ‘settlement (tūn) at the source (ǣwiell)’. Others derive from various Old English personal names; for example, the one in Staffordshire is formed with an unattested personal name, Ælfa, and one in Worcestershire, Eanulfintun in 1023 , is ‘settlement associated with (-ing) Ēanwulf’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary A. Roop in household of Daniel Roop, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Ann Rupe in household of Daniel Rupe, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary A Roup in household of Daniel Roup, "United States Census, 1860"

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