Mary Adyean Tinsman

6 February 1902–January 1994 (Age 91)
Attica, Logan Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Adyean

When Mary Adyean Tinsman was born on 6 February 1902, in Attica, Logan Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States, her father, Addison W Tinsman, was 35 and her mother, Emma Jane Markwith, was 32. She married Donald Lynn Parvis on 12 December 1924, in Fountain, Indiana, United States. She lived in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died in January 1994, in Yucca Valley, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Donald Lynn Parvis
Mary Adyean Tinsman
Marriage: 12 December 1924

Spouse and Children

12 December 1924
Fountain, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Addison W Tinsman





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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 4

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.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

German (Tinsmann):1. status name for a tax (rent) payer, from Middle Low German tins ‘tax’ + man ‘man’. 2. perhaps a habitational name for someone from any of several places in Silesia named Tinz.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary A Parvis in household of Rose L Parvis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Addine B Tinsman in household of Addison W Tinsman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary A Parvis, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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