Mary Ellen Larue

Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Larue was born in 1854, in Indiana, United States, her father, Stephen Jackson Larue, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Jane Hagle, was 29. She lived in Knox, Starke, Indiana, United States in 1860.

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Stephen Jackson Larue
Elizabeth Jane Hagle
John Charles Larrew
Sarah Surphina Larue
Luellen Larue
Martha Jane Larrew
Savannah Cordelia Larue
Corilda A Larue
Mary Ellen Larue
Charles William Jackson Larrew
Cordelia Larue

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 2

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 9

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

Age 32

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived beside a road, track, or pathway, Old French rue (Latin ruga ‘crease’, ‘fold’), with the definite article la.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Ellen Larrew in household of Corilda Larrew, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Larue in household of Wilson Simcox, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary E Larrew in household of S J Larrew, "United States Census, 1860"

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