Mary Ellen Tibbetts

16 April 1894–8 June 1964 (Age 70)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Tibbetts was born on 16 April 1894, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Joseph Tibbetts, was 33 and her mother, Mary Catherine Sheehan, was 31. She died on 8 June 1964, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in River Grove, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bernard Benedict Wilhelm
Mary Ellen Tibbetts

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Tibbetts


    Mary Catherine Sheehan




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 3

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Tibalt, Tebald ( see Tibbett ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Ellen Wilhelm in household of Bernard B Wilhelm, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary E Tibbitts in household of Joseph Tibbitts, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Ellen Tibbetts, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"

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