Mary Ellen Fort

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

The Life Summary 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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Sterling Pascal Matlock
Mary Ellen Fort
Marriage: 7 November 1872
Walter Lee Matlock
Martha Angeline Matlock
Caledonia D. Matlock
Joseph DeWitt Matlock
Rosa Matlock
Virginia Ellen Matlock
Margaret Matlock
Nestor Fort Matlock
Sterling Vincent Matlock

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

    Age 7
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    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

    French, Walloon, English, and Catalan: nickname from Old French, Middle English, Catalan fort ‘strong, brave’ (from Latin fortis). Compare Lefort .French: from Fort, a French form of the Latin personal name Fortis (from fortis ‘strong, brave’), chosen by early Christians as a symbol of moral strength and steadfastness, and borne by an obscure saint whose cult was popular during the Middle Ages in southern and southwestern France. Compare St. Fort .French: habitational name from (Le) Fort, the name of several places in various parts of France, named with Old French fort ‘stronghold’ (from the adjective fort ‘strong’). Compare Lefort .

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Mary E Fort in household of Nestor Fort, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary Matlock in household of S P Matlock, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Ellen Fort in entry for Sterling V. Matlock, "Arkansas, Sebastian County Births and Deaths, 1877-1963"

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