Mary Elizabeth Talley

24 January 1881–20 February 1968 (Age 87)
Spring, Harris, Texas, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Talley was born on 24 January 1881, in Spring, Harris, Texas, United States, her father, William James Jason TALLEY, was 29 and her mother, Margrett D REAVES, was 17. She married William Jack Christy on 24 December 1898. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Coleman, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 4, Coleman, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 20 February 1968, in Coleman, Coleman, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Coleman, Coleman, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Jack Christy
Mary Elizabeth Talley
Marriage: 24 December 1898
Odes Christy
Lola Christy
Edgar Thomas Christy
Normie S Christy
Olen Dee Christy
Theo Christy
Myrtle Christy
Violet Christy
Evelyn Christy

Spouse and Children

24 December 1898


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Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 13

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Age 23

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Taithligh ‘descendant of Taithleach’, a byname or personal name meaning ‘peaceable’.2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Tallig, from a short form of a Germanic personal name similar to Dietrich .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Christy in household of Jack M Christy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary E Christy in household of William J Christy, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Christy in household of Jack W Christy, "United States Census, 1910"

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