Mary Ann Donovan

May 1858–
Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Ann

Mary Ann Donovan was born in May 1858, in Wales, United Kingdom as the daughter of Barclay Donovan and Mary Crowley. She married Alfred B. Ewing on 16 October 1877, in Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Alameda Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Alfred B. Ewing
1839–1909
Mary Ann Donovan
1858–
Marriage: 16 October 1877
Martha Eliza Ewing
1881–1956
Agnes A Ewing
1888–1911
Margret H Ewing
1892–
Frederick Besley Ewing
1894–1954

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 October 1877
Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Barclay Donovan

    MaleMale

    Mary Crowley

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1863

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867

Age 9

The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 32

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

Irish (originally of County Limerick, later of Counties Cork and Kilkenny): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Donndubháin ‘descendant of Donndubhán’, a personal name composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + dubh ‘black’ + the diminutive suffix -án.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary A Ewing in household of Alford Ewing, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Annie Donovan in entry for Martha E. Wilson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Donovan in entry for Fred Besley Ewing, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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