Mary Elizabeth Ketchum

20 November 1841–10 April 1911 (Age 69)
Huron, Erie, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Ketchum was born on 20 November 1841, in Huron, Erie, Ohio, United States, her father, Frederick Dillazone Ketchum, was 30 and her mother, Mary Ann Cherry, was 27. She married John Lyman Dunbar on 27 December 1860, in Erie, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Comstock, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Guide Rock, Webster, Nebraska, United States in 1900. She died on 10 April 1911, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Lyman Dunbar
Mary Elizabeth Ketchum
Marriage: 27 December 1860
Nellie Edna Dunbar
Wilbert E. Dunbar
Harry J Dunbar
Cora Estella Dunbar
Fred Lyman Dunbar

Spouse and Children

27 December 1860
Erie, Ohio, United States


    Nellie Edna Dunbar




    Cora Estella Dunbar


    Fred Lyman Dunbar


Parents and Siblings



    George Cherry Ketchum


    Frances Matilda Ketchum


    William Henry Ketchum



    Florence Augusta Ketchum


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World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 6

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 19

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Ketcham .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Ketchum in household of J D Ketchum, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Dunbar in household of Jno L Dunbar, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Dunbar in household of John L Dunbar, "United States Census, 1880"

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