Mary Adeline Horton

16 August 1856–11 June 1914 (Age 57)
Sterling, Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life of Mary Adeline

When Mary Adeline Horton was born on 16 August 1856, in Sterling, Cayuga, New York, United States, her father, George Horton, was 26 and her mother, Cordelia Roxana Sperry, was 24. She married Walter Harrison McDonald on 21 November 1878, in Union City, Branch, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in United States in 1860 and Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 11 June 1914, in Butler, Branch, Michigan, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Quincy, Branch, Michigan, United States.

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Walter Harrison McDonald
Mary Adeline Horton
Marriage: 21 November 1878
Frederick William Mcdonald

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21 November 1878
Union City, Branch, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 7

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 16

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. The majority, with examples in at least fourteen counties, are named from Old English horh ‘mud’, ‘slime’ or horn ‘dirt’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in southern Gloucestershire, however, is named from Old English heorot ‘hart’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Mcdonald in household of Walter Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Mcdonald in household of Walter Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Adeline Horton in household of John Mc Donald, "United States Census, 1860"

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