Ann Maria Marie Jarvis

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Ann Maria Marie Jarvis (Reeves)

Birthplace: Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia, United States
Death: May 09, 1905 (72-73)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Josiah Washington Reeves and Nancy M Reeves
Wife of Granville Eskridge Jarvis
Mother of Alonzo E. Jarvis; Dr. Josiah William Pickens Jarvis; Annie Elizabeth Jarvis; Columbia Margaret Jarvis; Claude Solomon Jarvis and 7 others
Sister of James Edmund Reeves; Joseph Henry Clay Reeves; George Washington Reeves; Martin William Reeves; Emily Hersey Reeves and 2 others

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About Ann Maria Marie Jarvis

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis (September 30, 1832 in Culpeper, Virginia – May 9, 1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a social activist and community organizer during the American Civil War era. She is recognized as the mother who inspired Mother’s Day and as a founder Mother's Day movements, and her daughter, Anna Marie Jarvis (1864–1948), is recognized as the founder of the Mother's Day holiday in the United States..."

"...Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis was born in Culpeper, Virginia, on September 30, 1832, the daughter of Josiah Washington Reeves and his wife, Nancy Kemper Reeves. Ann Reeves Jarvis moved to Philippi, Barbour County, (West) Virginia with her family when her father, a Methodist minister, was transferred to a church in that town. In 1850, Ann Reeves married Granville Jarvis, the son of a Baptist minister, who became a successful merchant in nearby Taylor County. Two years later, in 1852, the couple moved to Webster, where Granville Jarvis established a mercantile business..."

"...Ann Jarvis remained in Grafton until after the death of her husband, Granville, in 1902. After his death, Jarvis moved to Philadelphia to live near her sons and two daughters. Anna Jarvis, her daughter, cared for Ann Reeves Jarvis, whose health steadily declined due to heart problems. Ann Reeves Jarvis died in Philadelphia on May 8,1905, surrounded by her four surviving children..."


  • Residence: Prunty Town, Taylor, West Virginia
  • Residence: Marital Status: Single, 3810 Spencer St Phil
  • Residence: Age: 16, District 5, Barbour, Virginia - 1850
  • Residence: Age: 26, Taylor, Virginia, United States - 1860
  • Residence: Age: 36, Grafton, Taylor, West Virginia, United States - 1870
  • Residence: Age: 45Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife, Grafton, Taylor, West Virginia, United States - 1880
  • Residence: Age: 66Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife, Grafton Ward 2, Taylor, West Virginia - 1900
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Ann Maria Marie Jarvis's Timeline

Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia, United States
September 28, 1851
February 28, 1853
Virginia, United States
September 24, 1854
December 6, 1856
August 27, 1858
Virginia, United States
March 1, 1860
March 28, 1862
April 20, 1863