Mabel Petty

9 March 1878–26 May 1953 (Age 75)
Steuben, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mabel

When Mabel Petty was born on 9 March 1878, in Steuben, Indiana, United States, her father, Cornelius Petty, was 30 and her mother, Barbara Malone, was 25. She married James Madison Reynolds on 10 July 1905, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Angola, Steuben, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Optima Township, Texas, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. She died on 26 May 1953, in Jacinto City, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

James Madison Reynolds
Mabel Petty
Marriage: 10 July 1905
Gilga Devere Reynolds-Nutt
Lola M. Reynolds
Ernest Reynolds
Thressa Reynolds

Spouse and Children

10 July 1905
Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States


    Gilga Devere Reynolds-Nutt


    Lola M. Reynolds


    Ernest Reynolds


    Thressa Reynolds


Parents and Siblings

    Cornelius Petty


    Barbara Malone




    Alva Petty


    John Petty


    Deborah Petty




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 3

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Petit . The name is also found in Ireland, the main branch there having been established in County Kerry in the 17th century by Sir William Petty .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Molel Petty in household of Barlery Petty, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mabel Reynolds in household of James M Reynolds, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mabel Reynolds in household of James M Reynolds, "United States Census, 1910"

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