Mary Jane Kidder

Female30 April 1842–9 October 1874

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Kidder was born on 30 April 1842, in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, her father, James Goodwin Kidder, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Frances Burr, was 25. She married William Bentley Switzer on 9 October 1865, in Cornish, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Cornish, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States in 1850 and Vermont, United States in 1870. She died on 9 October 1874, in Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Bentley Switzer
1819–1873
Mary Jane Kidder
1842–1874
Marriage: 9 October 1865
Frank B Switzer
1866–1960
Carrie May Switzer
1867–
Hattie A. Switzer
1869–1937
Bessie Gertrude Vaughn
1871–
James B. Switzer
1873–

Sources (21)

  • Mary Kidder in household of James G Kidder, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary J. Kidder, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Mary J. Switzer, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1865Cornish, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (5)

    1846

    Age 4

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1863

    Age 21

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1864 · St. Albans Raid

    Age 22

    St. Albans Raid took place on October 19, 1864. It was a Confederate raid from Canada into Union territory. Confederate soldiers that were in Canada raided the town of St. Albans killed one person and robbed three banks.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Kidgier, an occupational name, probably from an assibilated form of Middle English kiddier ‘pedlar’.

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

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