Mary Jane Norton

16 June 1849–30 November 1888 (Age 39)
Union, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Norton was born on 16 June 1849, in Union, Illinois, United States, her father, Hiram Norton, was 32 and her mother, Nancy Perdue, was 29. She married Isadore Lindsey on 16 November 1871, in Jackson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Union Precinct, Union, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Pomona Township, Jackson, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 30 November 1888, in Jackson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 39.

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Family Time Line

Isadore Lindsey
1850–1940
Mary Jane Norton
1849–1888
Marriage: 16 November 1871
Sarah Ellen Lindsey
1872–1943
Walter Isadore Lindsey
1873–1962
Mary Caroline Lindsey
1875–
Hiram Reuben Lindsey
1876–1930

Spouse and Children

    Isadore Lindsey

    Male1850–1940Male

    Female1849–1888Female

MARRIAGE
16 November 1871
Jackson, Illinois, United States
children

(4)

    Sarah Ellen Lindsey

    Female1872–1943Female

    Male1873–1962Male

    Mary Caroline Lindsey

    Female1875–Female

    Hiram Reuben Lindsey

    Male1876–1930Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 7

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 12

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the many places so called, from Old English norð ‘north’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. In some cases, it is a variant of Norrington .2 Irish: altered form of Naughton , assimilated to the English name.3 Jewish (American): adoption of the English name in place of some like-sounding Ashkenazic name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary J Lindsey in household of Isadore Lindsey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Norton in household of Hyram Norton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jane Norton in household of Hiram Norton, "United States Census, 1850"

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