Mary Ann Vickers

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Mary Ann Vickers (Porter)

Birthplace: Vaughan, ON, Canada
Death: Died in Pittsford, MI, USA
Cause of death: organic heart disease, chronic bronchitis
Immediate Family:

Daughter of David Porter and unknown Campbell
Wife of William Vickers and Daniel Morehouse
Mother of George Vickers; Nancy Hazelwood; David Vickers; Matilda Vickers; Sarah Ann Mitchell and 8 others

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About Mary Ann Vickers

Mary Vickers (maiden name Porter) was born in Canada, married William when she was 17, and homesteaded in Blanshard Township, Ontario in the mid-1800's. There they raised a family consisting of at least 13 children of varing ages. Sometime between 1861 and 1870, William moved most of the family (except George) to Hillsdale, Michigan.

The 1880 US census shows William, Mary, and 17 yr. old Walter living in Maple Grove, Barry, Michigan. It's unclear what brought the Vickers to Michigan.

The original photo of William, Mary, and their son Walter, was taken at J.L. Wilson's photography studio in St. Mary's, Ontario in approximately 1868. Like her son, John, Mary's features reveal Native American (First People) heritage, although which tribe remains unknown. While she was born in Vaughn, Ontario, census records indicate her parents were born in Pennsylvania.

After William died in 1889, Mary found a second husband in Daniel Morehouse. By 1900, however, the census shows her as a widow, age 80, living alone in Pittsford, Michigan. However, the census also shows the family of her son, William Vickers Jr. (b. 1859), with his wife and 5 kids, just a couple of doors down. A complete count of all of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and more descendants would surely be a very large number.

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Mary Ann Vickers's Timeline

April 23, 1820
Vaughan, ON, Canada
April 10, 1838
Age 17
Haldimand, ON, Canada
Age 17
October 5, 1840
Age 20
ON, Canada
Age 21
Age 22
October 17, 1845
Age 25
Perth South, ON, Canada
March 1848
Age 27
November 1849
Age 29
Age 29