Mary Maude Strother

17 June 1892–2 March 1974 (Age 81)
Franklin, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Maude

When Mary Maude Strother was born on 17 June 1892, in Franklin, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Phineas Strother, was 32 and her mother, Lucy Green Johnson, was 26. She married Tobias Tobe Kearney on 20 July 1913, in Franklin, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Township 4 Franklinton, Franklin, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Henderson, Vance, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. She died on 2 March 1974, in Durham, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Tobias Tobe Kearney
Mary Maude Strother
Marriage: 20 July 1913
Murat Johnston Kearney
Margaret Kearney
Johnson Kearney
Lucile Kearney
William T Kearney
Lillian Kearney

Spouse and Children

20 July 1913
Franklin, North Carolina, United States


    Murat Johnston Kearney


    Margaret Kearney


    Lillian Kearney


    Johnson Kearney


    Lucile Kearney


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 5

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: topographic name from northern Middle English strother ‘damp land overgrown with brushwood’, or a habitational name from any of the various places named with this word, as for example Strother in Tyne and Wear, or Struthers in Fife and Strathclyde.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maude Kearney in household of Tobias Kearney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Maude Kearney in household of Tobias Kearney, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Maude Kearney in household of Tobias Kearney, "United States Census, 1920"

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