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Mary Jane (Richardson) Disney (abt. 1838 - abt. 1909)

Mary Jane Disney formerly Richardson
Born about in Aghaboe Parish, Queens, Irelandmap [uncertain]
Wife of — married about 18 Mar 1858 in Huron County, Ontario Province, Canadamap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 70 in Ellis County, Kansas, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Jan 2009
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Mary (Richardson) Disney is Notable.

Mary's claim to fame is through her grandson Walt Disney.

1838 Mary was born in Ireland.

1880 US Census Mary and husband Kepple were living in Ellis, Kansas with Kepple's mother Maria and their children all of whom according to this census had been born in Canada.

  • Elias, age 21 (destined to father Walt Disney)
  • Robert, age 18
  • Annie, age 16
  • Edward, age 13
  • Bertha, age 11
  • Kepple, age 8
  • Lizzie, age 6
  • Addie, age 4
  • William, age 2[1]

1909 Mary died in Ellis County, Kansas on 10 Mar. [2]


  1. United States Census, 1880, database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 July 2016), Mary Disney in household of Kepple Disney, Ellis, Ellis, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 85, sheet 398A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0381; FHL microfilm 1,254,381.
  2. Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 12 February 2020), memorial page for Mary Jane Richardson Disney (20 Mar 1838–10 Mar 1909), Find A Grave: Memorial #189857396, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Ellis, Ellis County, Kansas, USA; Maintained by Charles Elias Disney (contributor 48074688).

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