Mary Jane Wachter

11 June 1900–24 December 1944 (Age 44)
Berkeley Springs, Morgan, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Wachter was born on 11 June 1900, in Berkeley Springs, Morgan, West Virginia, United States, her father, Uriah Calvin Wachter, was 37 and her mother, Mary Jane Bruchey, was 32. She married Charles Sterling Ganoe on 14 October 1922, in Morgan, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Bath Magisterial District, Morgan, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. She died on 24 December 1944, in Berkeley Springs, Morgan, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, Morgan, West Virginia, United States.

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Charles Sterling Ganoe
Mary Jane Wachter
Marriage: 14 October 1922
Charles Ray Ganoe
Eugene William Ganoe
Kenneth Vaughan Ganoe

Spouse and Children

14 October 1922
Morgan, West Virginia, United States



    Eugene William Ganoe


    Kenneth Vaughan Ganoe


Parents and Siblings

    Uriah Calvin Wachter


    Mary Jane Bruchey




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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1901 · Theodore Roosevelt becomes the Twenty-sixth President of the United States

Age 1

After the Assassination of William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the Twenty-sixth President of the United States. During his first term he didn't have a Vice President but for his second term Charles W. Fairbanks filled the position.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 12

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 German (also Wächter), and Dutch: occupational name for a watchman, from Middle High German wachtære, wehtære, Middle Dutch wacht(e)re, German Wachter ‘watchman’, ‘guard’.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Wachter ‘watchman’, perhaps an occupational name by a synagogue beadle (Yiddish shames).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marry Wachter in household of J C Wachter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary J Ganoe in household of Charles G Ganoe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Gano in household of Charles S Gano, "United States Census, 1940"

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