Mary Bytha Tow

8 January 1888–30 December 1970 (Age 83)
Llano, Texas, United States

The Life of Mary Bytha

When Mary Bytha Tow was born on 8 January 1888, in Llano, Texas, United States, her father, Wilson Oliver "Knob" Tow Jr., was 34 and her mother, Homa Gean "Jeannie" Buffalo, was 31. She married Samuel John M Whitener on 24 June 1906, in Carter, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hulbert, Cherokee, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Wright Township, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States for about 20 years. She died on 30 December 1970, in Orr, Love, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Crow Cemetery, Love, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel John M Whitener
Mary Bytha Tow
Marriage: 24 June 1906
Wilson Franklin Whitener
William Henry Whitener
Carrie M Whitner
Fannie L Whitner

Spouse and Children

24 June 1906
Carter, Oklahoma, United States



    William Henry Whitener


    Carrie M Whitner


    Fannie L Whitner


Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 6

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 22

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps, as Reaney proposes, a variant of Tough .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Whitamer in household of Sam Whitamer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Whitner in household of Som J Whitner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary B Whitner in household of Samuel J Whitner, "United States Census, 1930"

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