Mary R. Reasoner

Brief Life History of Mary R.

When Mary R. Reasoner was born on 19 November 1847, in New York, United States, her father, James Reasoner, was 45 and her mother, Harriett Robards, was 33. She married George H Leggett on 23 November 1868, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States. She lived in Shelby, Orleans, New York, United States in 1850 and Queensbury, Warren, New York, United States in 1880. She died on 30 July 1888, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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George H Leggett
Mary R. Reasoner
Marriage: 23 November 1868

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  • Mary Leggett in household of George Leggett, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary R. Reasoner - Government record: Census record: birth: 1847; New York, United States
  • Mary R. Reasonn, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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World Events (7)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of an unidentified, presumably French surname, possibly Raisonnier, a derivative of Raison . However, the surname is documented in the form Rezner, which may also point to German origin (see below).

Possibly an Americanized form of German Riesener (see Reasner ).

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

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