Alma Mary Pettis

26 May 1864–11 April 1949 (Age 84)
Traverse Township, Nicollet, Minnesota, United States

The Life Summary of Alma Mary

When Alma Mary Pettis was born on 26 May 1864, in Traverse Township, Nicollet, Minnesota, United States, her father, Solomon Harlow Pettis, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Ann Davis, was 26. She married Edmund J. McGrath on 26 November 1889, in Nicollet, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Kasota Township, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years and St. Peter, Nicollet, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 April 1949, in Austin, Mower, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Saint Peter, Nicollet, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edmund J. McGrath
Alma Mary Pettis
Marriage: 26 November 1889
Edmond Bernard McGrath
Gertrude Marie McGrath
Edna Marguerite McGrath
Marjorie Marie McGrath
Edmund Lynn McGrath
Kathleen Leone McGrath

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 November 1889Nicollet, Minnesota, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
    1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota
    Age 20
    After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 26
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    English (Dorset): variant of Pitts .

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

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    Sources (33)

    • Mary Alma Mcgrath in household of Edmond Mcgrath, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
    • Mary Alma Pettis, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"
    • Alma W McGrath, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"

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