Mary Ellen Wilson

12 October 1843–18 August 1869 (Age 25)
Scott, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Wilson was born on 12 October 1843, in Scott, Illinois, United States, her father, James M. Wilson, was 28 and her mother, Nancy Officer Masters, was 23. She married Alfred Weaver Heaton on 26 April 1864, in Scott, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Manchester, Scott, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Morgan, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died on 18 August 1869, in Scott, Illinois, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Manchester, Scott, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Weaver Heaton
Mary Ellen Wilson
Marriage: 26 April 1864
Jessie May Heaton
Gertrude Ann Heaton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 April 1864Scott, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 5
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 13
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Mary E Wilson in household of James M Wilson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary E Wilson in household of James Wilson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Nellie Wilson in entry for Leslie E. Tunison and Jessie M. Heaton, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"

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