Mary Jane Walling

1840–9 April 1872 (Age 32)
Alden, Erie, New York, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Walling was born in 1840, in Alden, Erie, New York, United States, her father, James S. Walling, was 30 and her mother, Harriet A. Lord, was 35. She married Benjamin Blodgett Humphrey on 16 November 1865. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 9 April 1872, at the age of 32.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Blodgett Humphrey
1824–1899
Mary Jane Walling
1840–1872
Marriage: 16 November 1865
Harriet Walling Humphrey
1867–1957
David W. Humphrey
1872–1950

Spouse and Children

    Benjamin Blodgett Humphrey

    Male1824–1899Male

    Female1840–1872Female

MARRIAGE
16 November 1865
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (5)

1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 23

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

German (Wälling): from the short form of a Germanic personal name formed with walt ‘rule’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Walling in entry for Alfred Holt, "Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930"
  • Mary Jane Walling in entry for Hattie M Holt, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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