Mary Jane Masters

18 February 1839–9 September 1902 (Age 63)
Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

Mary Jane Masters was born on 18 February 1839, in Indiana, United States. She married Anah Mathers Hall about 1869. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 9 September 1902, in Oregon, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Joseph Cemetery, Joseph, Wallowa, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anah Mathers Hall
Mary Jane Masters
Marriage: about 1869
Orville Ernest Hall
Mabel Della Hall
Edith Estella Hall

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1869
  • Children


    World Events (8)

    1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy
    Age 2
    The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 17
    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 8834;2007: 17515; 2010: 23533)habitational and occupational name from Middle English (atte) maisteres ‘(at the) master's (house)’, a name for someone who lived or worked there, normally a servant. Compare Master and Masterman , and for the type compare Maidens , Monks , Parsons .variant of Master , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Mary J Hall, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Masters in entry for Mabel Della Engelhorn, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
    • Mary Hall in household of Thomas M Hall, "United States Census, 1880"

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