Mary Ellen Dye

4 March 1838–1 January 1909 (Age 70)
Wayne, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Dye was born on 4 March 1838, in Wayne, Indiana, United States, her father, Joshua Dye, was 31 and her mother, Mary Nicholas, was 28. She married James Henderson on 28 July 1859, in Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 1 January 1909, in Abington, Wayne, Indiana, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

James Henderson
Mary Ellen Dye
Marriage: 28 July 1859
Willie E. Henderson
Thomas Henry Henderson

Spouse and Children

28 July 1859
Wayne, Indiana, United States


    Willie E. Henderson


    Thomas Henry Henderson


Parents and Siblings

    Joshua Dye


    Mary Nicholas




    Anderson Dye



    William Dye


    John Dye



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 3

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 8

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

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the personal name Dennis . In Britain the surname is most common in Norfolk, but frequent also in Yorkshire.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Dye in household of Anderson Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary D Henderson in household of James Henderson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary E. Dye in entry for Thomas Henry Henderson, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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