Mary Elizabeth Tatum

1867–1921 (Age 54)
Stamps, Lafayette, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Tatum was born on 13 January 1867, in Stamps, Lafayette, Arkansas, United States, her father, Stephen Wright Tatom, was 38 and her mother, Susannah F Guinn, was 29. She married Benjamin Everette Graves on 29 December 1887, in Lafayette, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Hadley Township, Columbia, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States in 1900. She died on 29 August 1921, in Lucedale, George, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 54.

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Mary Elizabeth Tatum
Benjamin Everette Graves
Marriage: 29 December 1887
May Graves
Allie Graves

Spouse & Children

  • Female1867–1921Female

  • Benjamin Everette Graves


29 December 1887
Lafayette, Arkansas, United States


  • Female1888–1968Female

  • Allie Graves


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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 10

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 15

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English (Essex): variant of Tatham .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary E Granes in household of Benjamin Granes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E Tatum in household of Stephen W Tatum, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Tatom in entry for B E Graves, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"

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