Mary Turner

1819–23 September 1879 (Age 60)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Turner was born in 1819, in Ohio, United States, her father, Robert E. Turner, was 32 and her mother, Catherine Jones, was 26. She married Samuel Phipps Cox on 17 November 1841, in Atlanta, Logan, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Hudson, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 September 1879, in McLean, Illinois, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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Samuel Phipps Cox
Mary Turner
Marriage: 17 November 1841
Catharine Cox
Sam Cox
Edwin Stillman Cox
Abby J. Cox
Jennie Cox
Daniel Cox
Samuel Harvey Cox
Mary Emma Cox

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17 November 1841
Atlanta, Logan, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · State Capital moves to Vandalia

Age 0

Vandalia was founded in 1819 as a new capital because Kaskaskia was under the threat of floods. The history of the name Vandalia is uncertain. Under the law which Vandalia was founded states that the title of capital would not be moved from there for twenty years. Even though it was the capital it was never the most populous area in Illinois.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 17

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.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker of objects of wood, metal, or bone by turning on a lathe, from Anglo-Norman French torner (Old French tornier, Latin tornarius, a derivative of tornus ‘lathe’). The surname may also derive from any of various other senses of Middle English turn, for example a turnspit, a translator or interpreter, or a tumbler.2 English: nickname for a fast runner, from Middle English turnen ‘to turn’ + ‘hare’.3 English: occupational name for an official in charge of a tournament, Old French tornei (in origin akin to 1).

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

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  • Mary Cox in household of Samuel P Cox, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Cox in household of Samuel P Cox, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Cox in household of Samuel P Cox, "United States Census, 1850"

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