Mary Debra Sweet

14 April 1868–8 May 1945 (Age 77)
New York, United States

The Life of Mary Debra

When Mary Debra Sweet was born on 14 April 1868, in New York, United States, her father, Hiram R Sweet, was 33 and her mother, Harriet Melinda Chaffee, was 28. She had at least 5 sons and 3 daughters with Michael John Oligney. She lived in Banks Township, Antrim, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Wexford, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 8 May 1945, in Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Michael John Oligney
Mary Debra Sweet
Earnest J R Oligney
William Herbert Oligney
Clara Ella Oligney
Alta A Oligney
Raymond Austin Oligney
Howard Clayton Oligney
David L Oligney
Ethel Mary Oligney

Spouse and Children

    Michael John Oligney






    William Herbert Oligney


    Clara Ella Oligney


    Alta A Oligney



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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 11

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

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

1 English (most common in the West Country): nickname from Middle English swete ‘sweet’, ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’. The Old English bynames Swēt(a) (masculine) and Swēte (feminine) derived from this word survived into the early Middle English period, and may also be sources of the surname.2 Translation of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Suess .3 In New England, a translation of French Ledoux .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary D Sweet in household of H R Sweet, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Oligney in household of Mickiel Oligney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary D Sweet in household of Hiram Sweet, "United States Census, 1880"

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