Mary Jane Vest

4 May 1868–22 January 1918 (Age 49)
New Castle, Henry, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Vest was born on 4 May 1868, in New Castle, Henry, Kentucky, United States, her father, Elijah Vest, was 40 and her mother, Sarah Jane Vest, was 37. She married John Thomas O'Nan on 6 March 1887, in New Castle, Henry, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 22 January 1918, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.

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John Thomas O'Nan
Mary Jane Vest
Marriage: 6 March 1887
Nora Jane O'Nan
Ruth O'Nan
Edward Harrison O'Nan
Jacob Jack O'Nan
Fannie O'Nan
Carrie Mae O'Nan

Spouse and Children

6 March 1887
New Castle, Henry, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 14

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

1 German: variant of Fest .2 Probably an altered spelling of West .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Onan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary J Onan in household of John Onan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary J Vest in household of Elijah Vest, "United States Census, 1880"

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