Mary Ellen Fort

15 June 1853–1 August 1935 (Age 82)
Randolph, Missouri, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Fort was born on 15 June 1853, in Randolph, Missouri, United States, her father, Nestor Fort, was 25 and her mother, Nancy Angeline Little Fort, was 19. She married Sterling Pascal Matlock on 7 November 1872, in Dripping Springs, Crawford, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Lees Creek Township, Crawford, Arkansas, United States in 1860 and Jasper Township, Crawford, Arkansas, United States for about 30 years. She died on 1 August 1935, in Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Dripping Springs Cemetery, Dripping Springs, Crawford, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sterling Pascal Matlock
1853–1935
Mary Ellen Fort
1853–1935
Marriage: 7 November 1872
Walter Lee Matlock
1873–1875
Martha Angeline Matlock
1875–1876
Caledonia D. Matlock
1877–1944
Joseph DeWitt Matlock
1879–1970
Rosa Matlock
1881–1961
Virginia Ellen Matlock
1883–1927
Margaret Matlock
1888–1958
Nestor Fort Matlock
1890–1975
Sterling Vincent Matlock
1893–1928

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 November 1872
Dripping Springs, Crawford, Arkansas, United States
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World Events (8)

1860

Age 7

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1861

Age 8

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, and Catalan: nickname from Old French, Middle English, Catalan fort, ‘strong’, ‘brave’ (Latin fortis). In some cases it may be from the Latin personal name derived from this word; this was borne by an obscure saint whose cult was popular during the Middle Ages in southern and southwestern France.2 English and French: topographic name for someone who lived near a fortress or stronghold, or an occupational name for someone employed in one. Compare Fortier 1.3 Czech (Fořt): variant of Forst .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Fort in household of Nestor Fort, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Matlock in household of S P Matlock, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary E Matlock in household of S P Matlock, "United States Census, 1900"

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