Mary Ellen Jones

August 1845–24 January 1865 (Age 19)
Kirkersville, Licking, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Jones was born in August 1845, in Kirkersville, Licking, Ohio, United States, her father, William Henry Jones, was 24 and her mother, Rebecca Wagy, was 25. She died on 24 January 1865, in Petaluma, Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 19.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Jones
Rebecca Wagy
Mary Ellen Jones
Flora Jones
Florence Jones
Winfield S. Jones
Andrew J Jones
Horace Jones
Edward Kingsley Jones
William Jones
Franklin Albert Jones
Thomas Jones
George Jones
Oscar Jones
Rosa Jones
Lillia R. Jones

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World Events (6)

Age 1
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · The California Gold Rush
Age 3
On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
Age 12
The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) (see John ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. It began to be adopted as a non-hereditary surname in some parts of Wales from the 16th century onward, but did not become a widespread hereditary surname there until the 18th and 19th centuries. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. It is (including in the sense 2 below) the fifth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.English: habitational or occupational name for someone who lived or worked ‘at John's (house)’.

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

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Sources (6)

  • May Jones in household of Wm Jones, "United States Census, 1860"
  • California, U.S., County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980 for Mary Ellen Jones
  • Mary Ellen Jones - Pioneer Overland Travel

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