Mary Lou Sheffield

Female8 April 1875–7 May 1943

Brief Life History of Mary Lou

Mary Lou Sheffield was born on 8 April 1875, in Mississippi, United States. She had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with John George Cawelti. She lived in Hueneme Judicial Township, Ventura, California, United States in 1900. She died on 7 May 1943, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 68.

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John George Cawelti
Mary Lou Sheffield
Verna Maie Cawelti
Cecelia Catherine Cawelti
Elmer B Cawelti
Gertrude Leota Cawelti

Sources (10)

  • Mary L Cawelte in household of George J Cawelte, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Marie Cawelti in entry for Elmer Cawelti and Salena Nourse, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Mary Lou Sheffield in entry for Gertrude Leota Boller, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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Children (4)

World Events (8)

1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 2

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 16

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 31

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name principally from Sheffield (Yorkshire), but perhaps also from Sheffield Bottom in Burghfield (Berkshire), or Sheffield Park in Fletching (Sussex). The Yorkshire place takes its name from the river Sheaf, itself from Old English scēath ‘boundary’, + Old English feld ‘open country’, while the Berkshire placename derives from Old English scēo ‘shelter’ + feld. The Sussex placename comes from Old English scēap ‘sheep’ + feld.

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

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