Mary Jane Williams

5 March 1849–17 August 1915 (Age 66)
Astoria, Fulton, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Williams was born on 5 March 1849, in Astoria, Fulton, Illinois, United States, her father, John Williams, was 33 and her mother, Matilda Louise Severns, was 22. She married John Lewis Younger on 7 July 1864, in Bedford, Taylor, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Platte Township, Union, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Blackwell, Kay, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. She died on 17 August 1915, in Arkansas City, Cowley, Kansas, United States, at the age of 66.

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John Lewis Younger
Mary Jane Williams
Marriage: 7 July 1864
Douglas Younger
Nettie Younger
Son Younger
Hattie Edna Younger
William Arthur Younger
Valeria Modesille Younger

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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 11
In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
Age 18
This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (15)

  • Mary J Younger in household of John Younger, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary J Younger in household of George W Thompson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Younger in household of John Younger, "United States Census, 1870"

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