Mary C. Claflin

24 August 1842–29 November 1915 (Age 73)
Rome, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of Mary C.

When Mary C. Claflin was born on 24 August 1842, in Rome, Oneida, New York, United States, her father, Ephraim II Claflin, was 43 and her mother, Sarah Ann Folley, was 29. She married Samuel Thayer on 4 February 1859, in Canastota, Lenox, Madison, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Vernon, Vernon, Oneida, New York, United States in 1855 and Tompkins, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 29 November 1915, in Sandstone, Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Pherdun Cemetery, Sandstone, Jackson, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Thayer
Mary C. Claflin
Marriage: 4 February 1859
Margaret Thayer
Delora Jane Thayer
Delia Gertrude Thayer

Spouse and Children

    Samuel Thayer



4 February 1859
Canastota, Lenox, Madison, New York, United States


    Margaret Thayer


    Delora Jane Thayer


    Delia Gertrude Thayer


Parents and Siblings

    Ephraim II Claflin





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World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 5

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.

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McLaughlin . The interchange between the sounds gh and f occurs in other Americanized Irish names, for example Murphy .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Claflin in household of Ephraim Claflin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Claflin in household of Ephraim Claflin, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Mary Thayer in household of Samuel Thayer, "United States Census, 1880"

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