Mary Louise Botsford

about 1840–8 September 1854 (Age 14)
Farmington, Oakland, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mary Louise

When Mary Louise Botsford was born about 1840, in Farmington, Oakland, Michigan, United States, her father, Myron Botsford, was 22 and her mother, Duana Powers, was 17. She died on 8 September 1854, in her hometown, at the age of 14.

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Myron Botsford
1818–1866
Duana Powers
1823–1860
Mary Louise Botsford
1840–1854
Sarah Elizabeth Botsford
1856–1882

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 7

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 14

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire, named Bottesford, from Old English botl ‘building’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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