Mary E. Needham

Brief Life History of Mary E.

When Mary E. Needham was born on 11 September 1862, in Illinois, United States, her father, William Needham, was 35 and her mother, Eleanor Hollingshead, was 30. She died on 5 December 1929, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Princeton, Bureau, Illinois, United States.

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Mary E. Needham

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  • Mary Needham in household of William Needham, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Kulp, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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


In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so named, such as High Needham in Hartington (Derbyshire), Needham in Elm (Cambridgeshire), Needham (Norfolk), Needham in Yaxley, Needham Street in Gazeley or Needham Market (all in Suffolk). These places are named with Old English nēd ‘need, hardship’ + hām ‘homestead’, denoting a place that provided a poor living.

Irish (County Mayo): Anglicized form of Ó Niadh, see Nee .

History: English explorer James Needham carried the name to the southern Carolina settlement, arriving from Barbados in 1670 as a young man.

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

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