Mary Worthen

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Worthen was born on 29 April 1837, in Sand Ridge, Jackson, Illinois, United States, her father, William Worthen, was 38 and her mother, Mary Will, was 28. She married John W Allen on 29 April 1862, in Jackson, Illinois, United States. She lived in Jackson, Illinois, United States in 1850. In 1854, her occupation is listed as school teacher. She died on 31 December 1916, in Carbondale, Jackson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Parrish Cemetery, Vergennes Township, Jackson, Illinois, United States.

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Levi Albinus Porter
Mary Worthen
Marriage: 5 April 1869

Sources (19)

  • Mary Worthern in household of William Worthern, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary W. Porter, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Mary W Allen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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World Events (8)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1853: Jackson, Illinois, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Old English worthign ‘enclosure, homestead’ or a habitational name from any of several places so named, such as Worthen in Shropshire or Worthing in Norfolk.

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

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