Mary Stevenson Cassatt

Female22 May 1844–14 June 1926

Brief Life History of Mary Stevenson

When Mary Stevenson Cassatt was born on 22 May 1844, in Allegheny Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Robert Simpson Cassat, was 37 and her mother, Katharine Kelso Johnston, was 27. She lived in South Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 14 June 1926, in Le Mesnil-Théribus, Oise, Picardie, France, at the age of 82, and was buried in France.

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Family Time Line

Robert Simpson Cassat
Katharine Kelso Johnston
Katherine Kelso Cassat
Lydia Simpson Cassatt
Alexander Johnston Cassatt I
George Cassatt
Mary Stevenson Cassatt
George Johnston Cassatt
Robert Kelso Cassatt
Joseph Gardner Cassatt

Sources (7)

  • Mary Cassatte in household of David Malin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary S Cassatt, "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925"
  • Mary Stevenson Cassatt, "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925"

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Siblings (8)

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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Age 4

Revolution. Second Republic. First laws on labor, the press and education.

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 22

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

Altered form of northern French Cossart .

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

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Story Highlight

Mary Cassatt's health

As Mary got older her eyes began to fail, probably from all the long hours of painting and sketching in poor light. Around 1912 cataracts began to cloud her eyes. She gave up print making but continue …

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