Mary E. Vest

Female25 November 1855–1 June 1882

Brief Life History of Mary E.

When Mary E. Vest was born on 25 November 1855, in Vinton, Ohio, United States, her father, Alfred Vest, was 33 and her mother, Barbary Hoss, was 24. She married John M Allen on 6 November 1878, in Vinton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Swan Township, Vinton, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Ohio, United States in 1870. She died on 1 June 1882, in Benton Township, Hocking, Ohio, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Washington Township, Hocking, Ohio, United States.

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John M Allen
Mary E. Vest
Marriage: 6 November 1878
Kenzie Clifton Allen

Sources (11)

  • Mary E Vest in household of Alfred Vest, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary B. Vest, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Mary E. Allen, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 November 1878Vinton, Ohio, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (7)

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 5

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


    Age 8

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 8

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    German: variant of Fest .

    English (Durham and Northumberland): possibly a variant of West .

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

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