Mary L. Maltsberger

1853–1901 (Age 48)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary L.

When Mary L. Maltsberger was born on 28 February 1853, in Tennessee, United States, her father, David Alexander Maltsbarger, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Matilda Tadlock, was 21. She married John Albert Fruits on 6 August 1876, in Fountain, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Greene, Tennessee, United States in 1860 and Alamo, Montgomery, Indiana, United States in 1900. She died on 13 July 1901, in Wallace, Fountain, Indiana, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Jacksonville Cemetery, Wallace, Fountain, Indiana, United States.

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Mary L. Maltsberger
John Albert Fruits
Marriage: 6 August 1876
Harlie D. Fruits
Effie M. Fruits
William Earl Fruits

Spouse & Children

6 August 1876
Fountain, Indiana, United States


  • Harlie D. Fruits


  • Effie M. Fruits


  • Male1882–1955Male

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 3

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.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 9

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 13

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place called Maltsberg.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Fruits, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary L Maltsbarger in household of David Maltsbarger, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary L Maltsberger in entry for John A Fruit, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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