Mary Ellen Covert

2 June 1865–17 November 1954 (Age 89)
Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Covert was born on 2 June 1865, in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Isaac Asa Covert, was 49 and her mother, Diadamia Wilgus, was 39. She married Willis B. Jamison on 30 October 1889, in Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Luzerne Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Riverside, Riverside, California, United States in 1910. She died on 17 November 1954, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Willis B. Jamison
Mary Ellen Covert
Marriage: 30 October 1889

Spouse and Children

    Willis B. Jamison



30 October 1889
Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Asa Covert


    Diadamia Wilgus




    John Wilgus Covert


    Marcellus Covert


    Thomas Benton Covert


    Amy Annetta Covert


    Florence Nightingale Covert


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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 12

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 25

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a reserved or secretive person, from Old French covert ‘guarded’, ‘crafty’.2 Americanized spelling of an unidentified Dutch or German name, perhaps Kofoed .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie C Jamison in household of Willis B Jamison, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nellie Covert in household of Isaac Covert, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nellie C Jamison in household of Willis B Jamison, "United States Census, 1900"

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