Mary Mariah Kirkwood

1877–1940 (Age 63)
Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Mariah

When Mary Mariah Kirkwood was born in 1877, in Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Grey Kirkwood, was 29 and her mother, Mary Marie Webb, was 24. She married George Reuben Vallier on 1 December 1896, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Boomer Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died in 1940, in Hazel Dell Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Hazel Dell Cemetery, Hazel Dell Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Reuben Vallier
Mary Mariah Kirkwood
Marriage: 1 December 1896
Bessie Pearl Vallier
Mabel Claire Vallier
Mary Leanna Vallier
Royal Lester Vallier
Elizabeth Irene Vallier
Floyd Alexander Vallier
Evelyn Ruby Vallier

Spouse and Children

1 December 1896
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Grey Kirkwood


    Mary Marie Webb




    Marie Kirkwood



    Anna A. Kirkwood


    Amy Agnes Kirkwood


    Robert Kirkwood


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 1

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of several places named as being a wood belonging to the Church or situated by a church ( see Kirk ). There are places so called in Ayrshire, Dumfries, and Lanarkshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Vallier, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Maria Kirkwood in household of R Kirkwood, "United States Census, 1880"
  • 1940 Mary Vallier, "United States Census, 1940"

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