Mary Jane Brockman

25 January 1855–29 December 1935 (Age 80)
Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Brockman was born on 25 January 1855, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, her father, William Thomas Brockman, was 24 and her mother, Martha Lewis, was 22. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Nathan Jones. She lived in Johnson, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Blue River Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States in 1910. She died on 29 December 1935, at the age of 80.

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Nathan Jones
Mary Jane Brockman
Clarence Jones
Flora Jones

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 1

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 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 21

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a brook or stream, an elaborated form of Brock 1.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): unexplained.3 Respelling of German Brockmann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Brockman in household of William Brockman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary J Jones in household of Nathan Jones, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary J Brockman in household of Wm T Brockman, "United States Census, 1870"

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