Mary Phillips Meek

9 September 1812–6 September 1895 (Age 83)
Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Phillips

When Mary Phillips Meek was born on 9 September 1812, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas Allen Meek, was 26 and her mother, Catherine Phillips, was 27. She married Samuel Jacob Lockridge about 1832, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Greenfield Township, Warren, Iowa, United States in 1860. She died on 6 September 1895, in Jefferson Township, Warren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Jefferson Township, Warren, Iowa, United States.

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Samuel Jacob Lockridge
Mary Phillips Meek
Marriage: about 1832
William Lockridge
James A. Lockridge
Jacob G Lockridge
David Lockridge
Lucinda Khale Lockridge
Elizabeth Ann Lockridge
Samuel Lockridge
Catharine M Lockridge
Susanna Lockridge
Mary Jane Lockridge
Savannah Lockridge

Spouse and Children

about 1832
Virginia, United States


+6 More Children

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+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 12

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 24

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname for a self-effacing person or a gentle and compassionate one, from Middle English meke ‘humble’, ‘submissive’, ‘merciful’ (Old Norse mjúkr).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary P Lockridge in household of Samuel Lockridge, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary P Philips in entry for Mary Jane Perkins, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Mary Meek in entry for James Allen Lockridge, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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