Mary Ann Bruner

12 February 1849–7 April 1922 (Age 73)
Illinois City, Rock Island, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Bruner was born on 12 February 1849, in Illinois City, Rock Island, Illinois, United States, her father, William Bruner, was 32 and her mother, Nancy Carr, was 22. She married William Crawford Tyler on 17 February 1870, in Rock Island, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Buffalo Prairie Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Buffalo Prairie, Rock Island, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 April 1922, in Illinois City, Rock Island, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Illinois City, Rock Island, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Crawford Tyler
Mary Ann Bruner
Marriage: 17 February 1870
William King Tyler
Edith Pryne Tyler
Guy Sylvester Tyler
Margaret Tyler
Ethel Tyler
Vernon Maxton Tyler
Fred Bruner Tyler

Spouse and Children

17 February 1870
Rock Island, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 7

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 21

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname from Old High German, Old Saxon Brūn ( see Brun ).2 German and Jewish: variant spelling of Brunner .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mo*Oh U Bruner in household of William Bruner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary A Tyler in household of William C Tyler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Ann Bruner in household of William Bruner, "United States Census, 1860"

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