Mary Ellen Kevern

1882–1952 (Age 69)
Nevada City, Nevada, California, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Kevern was born on 24 January 1882, in Nevada City, Nevada, California, United States, her father, Nicholas Kevern, was 32 and her mother, Martha Ann Thomas, was 22. She married John Monroe Fancher on 14 November 1902, in Jackson, Amador, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Judicial Township 5, Amador, California, United States in 1920 and Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1930. She died in January 1952, in Ione, Amador, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Sacramento, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Ellen Kevern
John Monroe Fancher
Marriage: 14 November 1902
Daughter Fancher
Leslie Glendyn Fancher
Everett Monroe Fancher
Esther Martha Fancher
Marjorie Gertrude Fancher
Melba Fern Fancher
Audrey Fae Fancher
Lois May Fancher
Betty Nadine Fancher
John Charles Fancher

Spouse & Children

14 November 1902
Jackson, Amador, California, United States


+5 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Nicholas Kevern


  • Martha Ann Thomas




  • Arthur Kevern


  • Female1879–1952Female

  • Female1882–1952Female

  • Edward Kevern


  • Richard Kevern


World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 9

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Cornish: unexplained.

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

Story Highlight


[From "Amador," Amador Ledger, Jackson, Amador County, California, 18 February 1910, p. 4:] AMADOR. Mr. and Mrs. Kervern of Martell were the guests of their daughter, Mrs. Fancher.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Fancher in household of John M Fancher, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary E Kevern in household of Nicholas Kevern, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E Fancher in household of John M Fancher, "United States Census, 1910"

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