Mary Jane Erwin

16 March 1852–about 1875 (Age 22)
Nora, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Erwin was born on 16 March 1852, in Nora, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States, her father, Peter Erwin, was 34 and her mother, Mary Israel Goodlander, was 35. She married John W Tyson in April 1870, in Johnson, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Wards Grove Township, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died about 1875, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 23.

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Family Time Line

John W Tyson
1844–1907
Mary Jane Erwin
1852–1875
Marriage: April 1870
Edgar Christopher Tyson
1873–1937
Rosella Tyson
1875–

Spouse and Children

    John W Tyson

    Male1844–1907Male

    Female1852–1875Female

MARRIAGE
April 1870
Johnson, Nebraska, United States
children

(2)

    Edgar Christopher Tyson

    Male1873–1937Male

    Female1875–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 4

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 9

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, English, and Irish: variant of Irvin .2 German: from the personal name Erwin, from Herwin, a compound of Old High German heri ‘army’ + wini ‘friend’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary J Irwin in household of Peter Irwin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary I Tysen in household of John W Tysen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jane Irwin in entry for E C Tyson and Bessie D Head, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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