Mary Hansen

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Hansen was born on 26 August 1896, in Hickman Mills, Jackson, Missouri, United States, her father, Niels "Nels" Peter Hansen, was 27 and her mother, Sophie Frederikke Charlotte Winther, was 25. She had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with William Hartman. She lived in Shawnee Township, Johnson, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Prairie Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. She died in January 1986, in Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States, at the age of 89.

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William Hartman
Mary Hansen
Ludwig Hartman
Edith May Hartman
Helen Edna Hartman
Freida Anna Hartman
Billie Ludwig Hartman
Mary Joan Hartman

Sources (6)

  • Mary Hansen in household of Nels Hansen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Hartman, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Mrs Mary Hartman in entry for Mr Nels P Hansen, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Thor, Jorgen, Knud, Holger, Morten, Nils, Einer, Johan.

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Flemish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Hans . This is the most common surname in Norway. Compare Hanson 4 and also 2 below.

Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, Dutch, Flemish, and Danish Hanssen , a variant of 1 above. Compare Hansson 2.

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

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