Mary Elizabeth Hetherington

15 December 1915–1994 (Age 78)
Bound Brook, Somerset, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Hetherington was born on 15 December 1915, in Bound Brook, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, her father, Ferris Sands Hetherington, was 30 and her mother, Mary Louise Edsall, was 27. She lived in Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, United States in 1940. She died in 1994, at the age of 79.

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Ferris Sands Hetherington
Mary Louise Edsall
Ferris S Hetherington
Mary Elizabeth Hetherington

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World Events (8)


Age 1

"During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (northern border counties): habitational name from a place so named in Northumberland, possibly from Old English hēahdēor ‘stag’, ‘deer’ or hǣddre ‘heather’ + -ing ‘characterized by’ + tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. This surname has been established in Ireland since the 16th century.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Mary Hitherington in household of Ferris Hitherington, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary E Hetherington in household of Ferris S Hetherington, "United States Census, 1940"

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