Mary Jane Hardy

13 September 1865–24 February 1942 (Age 76)
Ottawa, LaSalle, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Hardy was born on 13 September 1865, in Ottawa, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, her father, Thomas Henry Hardy, was 38 and her mother, Leura Ann Baldwin, was 33. She married John Lincoln Miner on 6 June 1888, in Marshall, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Carroll, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Carroll, Carroll, Iowa, United States for about 30 years. She died on 24 February 1942, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Carroll, Carroll, Iowa, United States.

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John Lincoln Miner
Mary Jane Hardy
Marriage: 6 June 1888
Paul Sidney Miner
Edward Miner
Henry Thomas Miner
John Lincoln Miner Jr.

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6 June 1888
Marshall, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 2

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and French: nickname for a brave or foolhardy man, from Old French, Middle English hardi ‘bold’, ‘courageous’ (of Germanic origin; compare Hard 1).2 Irish: in addition to being an importation of the English name, this is also found as an Anglicized form (by partial translation) of Gaelic Mac Giolla Deacair ‘son of the hard lad’.3 Scottish: variant spelling of Hardie 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary J Miner in household of John L Miner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jennie M Miner in household of John L Miner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary J Hardy in household of Thomas H Hardy, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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