Nancy Elizabeth McGilvery

30 November 1838–10 June 1893 (Age 54)
Alexandria, Madison, Indiana, United States

The Life of Nancy Elizabeth

Nancy Elizabeth McGilvery was born on 30 November 1838, in Alexandria, Madison, Indiana, United States. She married Samuel Thomas Thurston on 28 December 1859, in Butler, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Van Buren Township, Madison, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 10 June 1893, in Madison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Alexandria, Madison, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Thomas Thurston
Nancy Elizabeth McGilvery
Marriage: 28 December 1859
Oliver Daniel Thurston
Ida May Thurston
Elizabeth Maria Thurston
John William Thurston

Spouse and Children

28 December 1859
Butler, Ohio, United States


    Oliver Daniel Thurston


    Ida May Thurston


    Elizabeth Maria Thurston


    John William Thurston


World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 3

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 18

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of McGillivray .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Thurston in household of Samuel Thurston, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy E Thurston in household of Samuel Thurston, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy E. Mcgilvery, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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