Mae Cousins

about 1875–
Michigan, United States

The Life of Mae

Mae Cousins was born about 1875, in Michigan, United States as the daughter of James Cousins and Not Given. She married Eber 'Chas' Burton Phillips on 24 October 1899, in Jefferson Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States. She lived in Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1920.

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Eber 'Chas' Burton Phillips
Mae Cousins
Marriage: 24 October 1899

Spouse and Children

    Eber 'Chas' Burton Phillips



24 October 1899
Jefferson Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Cousins


    Not Given




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 0

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 4

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 31

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the nickname Cousin .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mae Phillips in household of Eber Phillips, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mae Cousins, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"
  • Mae Cousins, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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