Mary Calwaerts

17 April 1877–6 December 1953 (Age 76)
Sint-Joris-Weert, Oud-Heverlee, Flemish Brabant, Belgium

The Life of Mary

When Mary Calwaerts was born on 17 April 1877, in Sint-Joris-Weert, Oud-Heverlee, Flemish Brabant, Belgium, her father, Francis John Calwaerts, was 25 and her mother, Virginia Gillings, was 21. She married Frans Vonckx on 14 June 1898, in Brown, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Brown, Wisconsin, United States in 1900 and Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin Territory, United States for about 35 years. She died on 6 December 1953, in Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Frans Vonckx
Mary Calwaerts
Marriage: 14 June 1898
Emil Francis Vonckx
Joseph Lawrence Vonckx
George V Vonckx
Josephine Vonckx

Spouse and Children

14 June 1898
Brown, Wisconsin, United States



    Joseph Lawrence Vonckx


    George V Vonckx


    Josephine Vonckx


Parents and Siblings

    Francis John Calwaerts


    Virginia Gillings




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 6

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 30

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Vonckx in household of Joseph Vonckx, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary A Vonckx in household of Frank A Vonckx, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Vouck in household of Frank Vouck, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"

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