Mary Elisabeth Ober

Female29 January 1815–1871

Brief Life History of Mary Elisabeth

When Mary Elisabeth Ober was born on 29 January 1815, in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Benjamin Ober III, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Gilham, was 36. She married William West Eldredge on 24 March 1836, in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She was buried in Central Cemetery, Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

William West Eldredge
1814–1891
Mary Elisabeth Ober
1815–1871
Marriage: 24 March 1836
Benjamin William Eldredge
1837–1890
West Daggett Eldredge
1838–1900
Anna Elizabeth Eldredge
1840–1877
Perley Gilham Eldredge
1843–1919
Louisa Loring Eldridge
1846–1933
Eldredge
1849–1849

Sources (45)

  • Mary E Eldredge in household of John Hannahs, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Elizabeth Ober, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Mary Elizabeth Ober, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 March 1836Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 5

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 15

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English (Surrey): unexplained.

    South German: topographic name for someone who lived at the upper end of a village on a hill, from Middle High German ober, obar ‘above’.

    North German: topographic for someone who lived on the bank of a river or stream; standardized form from Middle Low German over ‘river bank’.

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

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