Maira Newell

1821–4 October 1867 (Age 46)
New York, United States

The Life of Maira

Maira Newell was born in 1821, in New York, United States. She married Thomas Gardner Hoxie in Grundy, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Earl Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Palermo Township, Grundy, Iowa, United States in 1860. She died on 4 October 1867, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Corunna, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Gardner Hoxie
Maira Newell
Hulon Hoxsie
Ella Hoxie
Eva A. Hoxie

Spouse and Children

Grundy, Iowa, United States


    Hulon Hoxsie


    Ella Hoxie


    Eva A. Hoxie


World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 6

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 15

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 Irish: variant of Neville .2 English: variant of Noel .3 Irish (north County Kildare): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail ‘descendant of Tnúthgal’, a personal name composed of the elements tnúth ‘desire’, ‘envy’ + gal ‘valor’.

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

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Story Highlight

Hoxie, Mrs, wife of T G Hoxie - - 1867 Dies in Michigan

The Cedar Falls 'Gazette' gives the following account of one of the most estimable woman of Grundy county: Mrs Hoxie, wife of T G Hoxie, Esq, the oldest resident of Grundy County left home recen …

Sources (3)

  • Maria Hoxie in household of Thomas Hoxie, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Maira Hoxsie in household of Thomas G Hoxsie, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mariah Newell in entry for Ella Kessler, "Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940"

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