Mary Jane Croswhite

18 November 1859–13 February 1948 (Age 88)
Audrain, Missouri, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Croswhite was born on 18 November 1859, in Audrain, Missouri, United States, her father, Robert Crosswhite, was 33 and her mother, Mary Ann Palmer, was 27. She married Quintus C Stephens about 1880, in Audrain, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Searcy, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Lebanon Township, Laclede, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. She died on 13 February 1948, at the age of 88, and was buried in Lebanon City Cemetery, Lebanon, Laclede, Missouri, United States.

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Quintus C Stephens
Mary Jane Croswhite
Marriage: about 1880
Effie B Stephens
Jessie M Stephens
Charlie Arthur Stephens

Spouse and Children

about 1880
Audrain, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 24

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.

Name Meaning

English: either a variant of Crosthwaite or of Crostwight, a habitational name from Crostwight in Norfolk, with the same etymology.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Croswhite in household of Robert Croswhite, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Crosswhite in household of Robt Crosswhite, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary J Stephens in household of Qinitus C Stephens, "United States Census, 1920"

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