Mary Ann Nell

1868–1950 (Age 81)
Woodstock Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Nell was born in October 1868, in Woodstock Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, her father, George H. Nell, was 28 and her mother, Henrietta Orth, was 27. She married John Wesley Dean on 7 August 1886, in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 13 July 1950, in Schuyler, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Ann Nell
John Wesley Dean
Marriage: 7 August 1886
Homer C Dean
Hester Dean

Spouse & Children

  • Female1868–1950Female

  • John Wesley Dean


7 August 1886
Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States


  • Male1887–1956Male

  • Hester Dean


Parents & Siblings

  • George H. Nell


  • Henrietta Orth




  • Frederick Nell


  • Male1861–1929Male

  • Lena Caroline Nell


  • Alexander Nell


  • Dora Catherine Nell


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 3

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and German: from the personal name Nel, a reduced form of Cornelius .2 South German: nickname from Middle High German nelle ‘crown of the head’, perhaps denoting an obstinate person.3 English: from the Middle English personal name Nel(le), a variant of Neill .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary A Dean in household of John W Dean, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Nell in household of George Nell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Dean in entry for Mrs Hester Paisley, "Illinois, Mildred Hooper Obituary Collection, ca. 1959-1981"

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