Mary Bankhead

11 May 1830–9 June 1906 (Age 76)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Bankhead was born on 11 May 1830, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Hugh Bankhead, was 31 and her mother, Jane McLean, was 28. She married William Allerdice on 29 January 1852. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Perlee, Jefferson, Iowa, United States in 1880 and United States in 1900. She died on 9 June 1906, in Pleasant Plain, Jefferson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Lockridge Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States.

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William Allerdice
Mary Bankhead
Marriage: 29 January 1852
William Allerdice
Mary Jane Allerdice
Marion M. Allerdice
Hugh McClain Allerdice
Malcolm N Allerdice
Grace Isabelle Allerdice
James H. Allerdice

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29 January 1852


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 13

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 24

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: topographic name for someone who lived at the top or end of a bank or hill ( see Banks 1) or habitational name from a place with this origin. There are several minor places in Scotland so called, but the most likely source of the surname is one on the border between the parishes of Kilmarnock and Dreghorn in Ayrshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Alerdice in household of Malcolm N Alerdice, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Bankhead in household of Marcum Bankhead, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Allerdice in household of William Allerdice, "United States Census, 1880"

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