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
Mary Jane Walling
Marriage: 16 November 1865
Harriet Walling Humphrey
David W. Humphrey

Spouse and Children

    Benjamin Blodgett Humphrey



16 November 1865


Parents and Siblings



World Events (5)


Age 6

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

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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