Mary S. Edmonds

Brief Life History of Mary S.

When Mary S. Edmonds was born on 18 January 1836, in Illinois, United States, her father, John Edmonds, was 22 and her mother, Jane Corder, was 19. She married Henry Riley Forkner Sr on 8 November 1854, in Coles, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 3 February 1859, in Moultrie, Illinois, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Moultrie, Illinois, United States.

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Henry Riley Forkner Sr
Mary S. Edmonds
Marriage: 8 November 1854
Henry Riley Forkner Jr
John James Forkner

Sources (4)

  • Mary S Edmonds in household of John Edmonds, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Miss Mary S. Edmonds, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Mary Forkner, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (6)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

1839 · The Capital Moves again

After the twenty years that the capital was moved to Vandalia, the General Assembly, under the leadership of Abraham Lincoln, voted to move the capital to Springfield. Springfield is still the capital of Illinois to this day, even though Chicago has long surpassed the capital on population.


Historical Boundaries: 1843: Moultrie, Illinois, United States

Name Meaning

English: variant of Edmond with genitival -s or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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