Mary Elizabeth (Tool) Scobell (1841 - 1891)



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at Whitchurch, York, Ontario, Canada,


on at Grout Twp, in Grout, Gladwin County, Michigan USA

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in Gladwin, Gladwin County, Michigan United States


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Grout, in Gladwin County, Michigan United States

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Father: Aaron Tool
Mother: Susan Cook

Husband: John L M Scobell
Children with John: George Scobell, Martha Scobell, and Delfina Scobell

Husband: William Rice
Children with William: Pierette Retta Rice, Mary E Rice, Margaret Elizabeth "Hattie" Rice, William Newton Rice, James William Rice, Rose Edith Rice, and Calvin Corwin Rice


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English, Welsh


Canada, USA


Quaker, Primitive Methodist, Christian Science



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1841 - In the year that Mary Elizabeth (Tool) Scobell was born, on August 16th, President John Tyler vetoed a bill to re-establish the Second Bank of the United States - America's Central Bank. President Jackson had previously dissolved the bank and Tyler's veto angered the Whig Party (his own party). Rioters gathered outside the White House and burned Tyler in effigy, threw stones at the White House, and fired guns. It may have been the most violent demonstration on White House grounds in U.S. history.

1850 - When she was merely 9 years old, on March 7th, Senator Daniel Webster of Massachusetts delivered the "Seventh of March" speech. Trying to avoid a civil war, he endorsed "slave states" and "free states" and the Fugitive Slave Law, which directed federal officials to "recapture and return runaway slaves".

1862 - She was 21 years old when on July 1st, the Bureau of Internal Revenue was created. Established to raise funds for the Civil War, income tax was supposed to be temporary and was allowed to expire 10 years later. The Internal Revenue Service was created in the early 20th century.

1886 - She was 45 years old when on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

1891 - In the year of Mary Elizabeth (Tool) Scobell's passing, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

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March 9, 1858 - March 20, 1865 (death)
Lambton Shores, Lambton County, ON, N0M 2L0
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August 7, 1865 - April 5, 1891 (death)
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Mary Elizabeth, wife of Wm. Rice, died suddenly at their residence in Grout Sunday evening, aged 49 years, 3 months and 20 days. She was sitting in her chair, in good health, when she expired without a struggle. Mrs. Rice was a native of Canada, where she spent her girlhood days. She was married to Wm. Rice (her second husband) in Sanilac county in 1865. They have since resided in Canada and Iowa, and came to Gladwin county four years ago. As a result of the first union she leaves two children, Mrs. James Holbert of Sage and one married in Iowa; as a result of the second union four children are left at home, another married in Iowa, and Mrs. D. Hopper of Sage.
Mrs. Rice was a faithful wife and devoted mother, and enjoyed the esteem of a large circle of friends. She had been a member of the Methodist church, but recently embraced the doctrine of Christian Science. Funeral services were held yesterday, having been delayed in expectancy of friends from abroad. Gladwin County Record dated 04-10/1891 Column - 4 Page - 5. Burial:
Highland Cemetery
Gladwin County
Michigan, USA
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Created by: Thomas Ladner
Record added: Apr 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87812132

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