Mary Orth

Female22 October 1798–20 March 1867

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Orth was born on 22 October 1798, in Rye, York Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Christopher Orth, was 13 and her mother, Lucretia Sheldon, was 0. She married William Wales on 15 September 1818, in Potter Township, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 20 March 1867, in Whitehouse, Lucas, Ohio, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

William Wales
Mary Orth
Marriage: 15 September 1818
James Christopher Wales
John Wales
John George Wales
William Washington Wales
Mary Ann Rachel Wales
Temperance C Wales
Annis Balinda Wales
Zilmyra Wales
Aquilla Bolton Massey Wales
Harrison Perry Wales

Sources (5)

  • Mary Wales in household of Wm Wales, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Orth in entry for Alice W Farnsworth, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 September 1818Potter Township, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 2

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 5

    Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 21

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning


    habitational name from Orth in Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, North Rhine-Westfalia, or Austria.

    variant of Ort 1, 2. This surname is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine).

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

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