Mary Ann Cody

1852–Female
Marion, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Cody was born in 1852, in Marion, Iowa, United States, her father, Austin Harmon Cody, was 44 and her mother, Louisa Elizabeth Parish, was 36. She lived in Knoxville Township, Marion, Iowa, United States for about 10 years.

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Harry M. Foster
1855–
Mary Ann Cody
1852–

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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 5

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
1863

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 32

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuidighthigh ( see Cuddihy ). 2. Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Óda ‘son of Óda’, a personal name of Germanic origin, introduced into Ireland by the Normans. This name was taken by a family in Kilkenny formerly known as Archdeacon.

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

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Sources (2)

  • M A Cody in household of Austin Cody, "United States Census, 1870"
  • M A Cody in household of Austin Cody, "United States Census, 1860"

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