Mary Askins

about 1832–
Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mary

When Mary Askins was born about 1832, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, her father, Ebenezer Askins, was 23 and her mother, Louisa Wyman, was 24. She lived in Oshtemo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1850.

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Ebenezer Askins
Louisa Wyman
Mary Askins
Eliza J. Askins
Alonzo Askins
John Askins
Sarah H. Askins

Parents and Siblings





    Alonzo Askins


    Sarah H. Askins


    John Askins


World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 5

Michigan is the 26th state.

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Haskins .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Mary Hoskins in household of Louisa Hoskins, "United States Census, 1850"

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