Mary Melrose Hanna

21 February 1861–5 July 1936 (Age 75)
Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Melrose

When Mary Melrose Hanna was born on 21 February 1861, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, her father, George Washington Hanna Sr, was 43 and her mother, Mary Melrose, was 39. She married Herman Meyers Lewis on 18 April 1886. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Union Township, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States in 1910 and Mount Vernon Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 5 July 1936, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States.

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Herman Meyers Lewis
Mary Melrose Hanna
Marriage: 18 April 1886
Herman Hanna Lewis

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18 April 1886


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 6

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (especially northeastern Ulster): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnnaigh ‘descendant of Annach’, a byname of uncertain meaning.2 English: from the medieval female personal name Hannah or Anna, ultimately from Hebrew Chana ‘He (God) has favored me’ (i.e. with a child). The name is borne in the Bible by the mother of Samuel (1 Samuel 1: 1–28), and there is a tradition (unsupported by Biblical evidence) that it was the name of the mother of the Virgin Mary; this St. Anne was a popular figure in medieval art and legend.3 Scottish: variant of Hannay .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Tiller in household of John A Tiller, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Mary Tiller, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Mary L Tillir in household of John A Tillir, "United States Census, 1930"

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