Mary Elizabeth Gannett

29 December 1838–21 February 1894 (Age 55)
LaFayette, Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Gannett was born on 29 December 1838, in LaFayette, Onondaga, New York, United States, her father, Warren Joseph Gannett, was 29 and her mother, Matilda Brown, was 32. She lived in DeWitt, DeWitt, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1850 and DeWitt, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1855. She died on 21 February 1894, in Midland, Midland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 55.

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Warren Joseph Gannett
Matilda Brown
Jonathan Warren Gannett
Emmett Bradish Gannett
George Orrin Gannett
Mary Elizabeth Gannett
Joseph Charles Gannett
Sarah Maria Gannett
Lewis Elburtus Gannett
Willard Clark Gannett
Lucy Ann Gannett

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World Events (8)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 9

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 16

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

English: nickname probably for a voracious or raucous person, from Middle English ganet ‘solan goose’, ‘gannet’, from Old English ganot.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary A Gannett in household of Warren Gannett, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary A Gannett in household of Warren Gannett, "New York, State Census, 1855"
  • Mary E Almsted in entry for G Clifford Almsted, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"

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