Mary McCoy

21 July 1892–27 June 1985 (Age 92)
Clayton, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary McCoy was born on 21 July 1892, in Clayton, Adams, Illinois, United States, her father, James Allen McCoy, was 33 and her mother, Alice Cleek, was 23. She married John Vern Earls on 19 November 1921, in Lee, Iowa, United States. She lived in Montebello Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 27 June 1985, in Hamilton, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Augusta, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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John Vern Earls
Mary McCoy
Marriage: 19 November 1921

Spouse and Children

19 November 1921
Lee, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Allen McCoy





    Gilly America McCoy




    Samuel A Mccoy


    Fannie A McCoy


World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
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.

Age 25

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Irish (Limerick): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’, an ancient personal name meaning ‘fire’, originally the name of a pagan god. Thus it has the same origin as McGee , McKay and McKee .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Earls in household of Vern Earls, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Mccoy in household of James A Mccoy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Mccoy in household of James A Mccoy, "United States Census, 1910"

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