Mary Jane Larkin

1849–1917 (Age 68)
Mullaghmore, County Armagh, Ireland

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Larkin was born in October 1849, in Mullaghmore, County Armagh, Ireland, her father, James Larkin, was 48 and her mother, Elenor McElrath, was 46. She married Oren A Champlin on 10 October 1871, in Morrison, Whiteside, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Mount Pleasant Township, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 27 October 1917, in Aberdeen, Brown, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Riverside Memorial Park, Aberdeen, Brown, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oren A Champlin
Mary Jane Larkin
Marriage: 10 October 1871
James Almond Champlin
Edward Arthur Champlin
La Verna Margaret Champlin

Spouse and Children

10 October 1871
Morrison, Whiteside, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Larkin


    Elenor McElrath




    Agnes Larkin



    James Alexander Larkin


    Nathan G. Larkin


World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 7

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 18

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Lawrence , formed with the addition of the Middle English suffix -kin (of Low German origin).2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lorcáin ‘descendant of Lorcán’, a personal name from a diminutive of lorc ‘fierce’, ‘cruel’, which was sometimes used as an equivalent to Lawrence.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Jane Larkin in household of John Mcelrath, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary J Champlin in household of Orin Champlin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Champlin in household of R A Champlin, "United States Census, 1880"

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