Mary Jane McClanahan

Female14 April 1882–8 July 1924

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane McClanahan was born on 14 April 1882, in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Columbus McClanahan, was 23 and her mother, Alta Mira Gross, was 32. She married Walter W. Bischoff about 1911, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 8 July 1924, in her hometown, at the age of 42, and was buried in Birchwood Baptist Church, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States.

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Walter W. Bischoff
Mary Jane McClanahan
Marriage: about 1911
Paul Allen Bischoff
John Louis Bischoff

Sources (7)

  • Mary J Mcclanahan in household of John Mcclanahan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Jane Bischoff, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • Cemetery Record for Mary Jane McClanahan Bischoff

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1911Tennessee, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

    Age 4

    The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 14

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Leanacháin ‘son of Leanachán’, a personal name meaning ‘possessing cloaks’ or ‘with the cloak’. In Scotland the surname (with internal ch) was once common in Galloway. There is also an Irish Ó surname from the same personal name, see Lenahan .

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

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