Mary Helen Van Orden

27 December 1831–25 October 1925 (Age 93)
Moravia, Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Helen

When Mary Helen Van Orden was born on 27 December 1831, in Moravia, Cayuga, New York, United States, her father, William Van Orden, was 27 and her mother, Julia Ann Haight, was 26. She married George Robert Grant on 10 December 1847. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Rowland, City of Industry, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1900 and Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States in 1910. She died on 25 October 1925, in Rocklin, Placer, California, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Rocklin, Placer, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Robert Grant
Mary Helen Van Orden
Marriage: 10 December 1847
Mary Amelia Grant
Sarah Ophelia Grant
George Robert Grant Jr
Julia Antoinette Grant
Helen Grant
Henrietta Grant
Gertrude Betsy Grant
Henry Loring Grant
Charles Louis Grant
William Everett Grant
Ada May Grant

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 December 1847
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    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.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 5
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 26
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Journal of History (RLDS) Vol. 10 1917pp. 168-201 INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF MARY HELEN GRANT NOTE BY V.E.S.

    The time nears when there will be none to remember the experiences, as they are witness, of the pioneers of America in the rough. The ox team, the pony express, the buffalo wallow, the wagon raft, th …

    Sources (17)

    • Mary H Grant in household of Julia A Crocker, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Mary H Grant, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"
    • H Mary Grant, "United States Census, 1920"

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