Mary Jane Worley

6 November 1885–20 December 1953 (Age 68)
Boscobel, Grant, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Worley was born on 6 November 1885, in Boscobel, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, her father, George Washington Worley, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Woods, was 23. She married Robert Inghram Gittings on 25 December 1902, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Lomax, Henderson, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 20 December 1953, in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Lomax, Henderson, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Inghram Gittings
Mary Jane Worley
Marriage: 25 December 1902
Jessie Jane Gittings
Anna Pearle Gittings
Cecil Robert Gittings
Manford Lloyd Gittings
Ralph Melvin Gittings
Clifford Cleo Gittings
Chester Earl Gittings
Gale Monroe Gittings
Darlene Elizabeth Gittings
Arlene Inghram Gittings

Spouse and Children

25 December 1902
Hancock, Illinois, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Worley


    Elizabeth Woods




    Elmer Ellsworth Worley


    Avery Valentine Worley



    Julia Luella Worley


    Lucy L. Worley


+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 7

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 18

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

English: most probably a habitational name, either from a variant spelling of Wortley , or alternatively from places in Essex and Somerset called Warley, named in Old English with wær, wer ‘weir’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, or from Warley in the West Midlands, which is named with Old English weorf ‘draft oxen’ + lēah.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Gittings in household of Robert Gittings, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary J Geilings in household of Robert I Geilings, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Worley J Gittings in household of Robert Gittings, "United States Census, 1910"

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