Mary Jane Gage Dyar

Female24 May 1826–18 April 1909

Brief Life History of Mary Jane Gage

When Mary Jane Gage Dyar was born on 24 May 1826, in Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Smith Dyar, was 24 and her mother, Mary Jane Gage, was 23. She married Abraham Bailey Shedd on 19 December 1844, in Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. She died on 18 April 1909, in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Bailey Shedd
1822–1906
Mary Jane Gage Dyar
1826–1909
Marriage: 19 December 1844
Eli Mace Shedd
1845–1845
Emma Dyar Shedd
1850–1895
Arthur Bailey Shedd
1853–1929
Abby Hall Shedd
1858–1954
James Hall Shedd
1861–
Edwin Grover Shedd
1864–1908
Abraham Lincoln Shedd
1865–1921

Sources (55)

  • Mary J G Shedd in household of Abraham B Shedd, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Jane G. Dyer, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Mary Jane Dyar, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 December 1844Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 4

    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.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 4

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

    1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

    Age 34

    Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860

    Name Meaning

    English: probably a variant of Dyer .

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

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