Person:Mary Polkow (2)

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Mary Polkow
b.1867 Illinois
 
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Name[1] Mary Polkow
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1867 Illinois
Census[2] 1870 Thornton (township), Cook, Illinois, United States
Census[1] 1880 Thornton (township), Cook, Illinois, United States
Marriage 25 DEC 1887 to Charles Thimian
Census[4] 1900 Thornton (township), Cook, Illinois, United States
Other 1900 Chicago, Cook, IllinoisResidence
with Charles Thimian
Census[3] 1910 Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United StatesGranville Township,
Census[6] 1930 Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Mary was the oldest of a family of five. There were three girls and two boys. Mary was born and grew up in Thornton Illinois, which at the time was a rural farming community south of Chicago, but has since become suburban. She married Charles Thimian in 1887S3,S5. They had five children, Walter, Charlie, Louise, Tony, Edna. All their children were born in Illinois.

In 1893, six years after marrying Charles, she lost youngest sister Minnie to typhoid fever. Her second child Charlie was born that same year.

In the 1900 census the Charles and Mary Polkow Thimian household follows that of her father Carl Polkow, meaning they lived near her father, probably next door.

In 1903, she would again have a child and lose a family member. Mary's youngest child, daughter Edna was born in 1903. Mary's mother Fredericke died that year.

Sometime between 1903 and 1910 the family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her father Carl is living in their household in 1910 so he must have gone with them after having become a widower.

Census

Mary Polkow Thimian Census
Year Source Image
1870 1870 US Federal Population Census: Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois
1880 1880 US Federal Population Census: Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois
1900 1900 US Federal Population Census: Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois
1910 1910 US Federal Population Census: Granville Township, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
1930 1930 US Federal Population Census Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Link
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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1880 US Federal Population Census: Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois, 1880, Primary quality.
  2. 1870 US Federal Population Census: Thorton Township, Cook County, Illinois, 1870, Primary quality.
  3. 1910 US Federal Population Census: Granville Township, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, 1910, Primary quality.
  4. 1900 US Federal Population Census: Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois, 1900, Primary quality.
  5.   Illinois State Archives Polkow Marriages, 1887, Primary quality.
  6. 1930 US Federal Population Census Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, 1930, Primary quality.
  7.   Mary Polkow in "Black and Feaster Lineages" at Ancestry.com