Mary Jane Walling

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

The Life Summary 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 Ely 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 lived in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1850 and Elkhorn, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States in 1870. 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 Walling Humphrey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 November 1865
  • Children


    Parents and Siblings



    World Events (6)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 14
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

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

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

    Sources (4)

    • Mary J Walling in household of James S Walling, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary J Humphry in household of B B Humphry, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Walling in entry for Alfred Holt, "Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930"

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