Mary Elizabeth Bourne

1 December 1849–1941 (Age 91)
De Witt, Clinton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Bourne was born on 1 December 1849, in De Witt, Clinton, Iowa, United States, her father, James Durkee Bourne, was 38 and her mother, Christiana Dennis, was 22. She married Elbridge D. Hadley on 30 June 1873, in Clinton, Iowa, United States. She lived in Saylorville, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1941, in De Witt, Clinton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, De Witt Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States.

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Elbridge D. Hadley
Mary Elizabeth Bourne
Marriage: 30 June 1873

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30 June 1873
Clinton, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 8

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 26

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, Old English burna, burne ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example Bourn in Cambridgeshire or Bourne in Lincolnshire. This word was replaced as the general word for a stream in southern dialects by Old English brōc ( see Brook ) and came to be restricted in meaning to a stream flowing only intermittently, especially in winter.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Bourne in household of James Bourne, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Elizabeth Bourne in household of James D Bourne, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary E Bourne in household of James D Bourne, "United States Census, 1860"

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