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.

Photos and Memories (1)

Do you know Mary Jane? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Bentley Switzer
Mary Jane Kidder
Marriage: 9 October 1865
Frank B Switzer
Carrie May Switzer
Hattie A. Switzer
Bessie Gertrude Vaughn
James B. Switzer

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)


    Age 4

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


    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.

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.