Mary Elizabeth Low

1 April 1842–14 June 1874 (Age 32)
Pattonsburg, Daviess, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Low was born on 1 April 1842, in Pattonsburg, Daviess, Missouri, United States, her father, Nathaniel Low, was 18 and her mother, Mary Gardner, was 18. She married Jeremiah Christopher Sims on 26 October 1856, in Daviess, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 14 June 1874, in Pattonsburg, Daviess, Missouri, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Oakridge Cemetery, Pattonsburg, Daviess, Missouri, United States.

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Jeremiah Christopher Sims
Mary Elizabeth Low
Marriage: 26 October 1856
Sarah A Sims
Mary Ellen Sims
Charles Everett Simms
Thomas Sims
John Sims
Emma Sims

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  • Marriage
    26 October 1856Daviess, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (5)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 18
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a tumulus, mound or hill, Middle English lowe, from Old English hlāw (see Law 2).Scottish and English: nickname for a short man, from Middle English lah, lowe (Old Norse lágr; the word was adopted first into the northern dialects of Middle English, where Scandinavian influence was strong, and then spread south, with regular alteration of the vowel quality).English and Scottish (of Norman origin): nickname for a violent or dangerous person, from Anglo-Norman French lou, leu ‘wolf’ (from Latin lupus). Wolves were relatively common in Britain at the time when most surnames were formed, as there still existed large tracts of uncleared forest.

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

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    Sources (14)

    • Mary E Sims in household of Jeremiah C Sims, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Elizabeth Low in entry for Jeremiah C. Sims, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • <Unknown> in entry for Charles Everett Sims, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961"

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