Mary E. <I>Dant</I> Cissell

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Mary E. Dant Cissell

  • Birth 27 Jun 1849 Raywick, Marion County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 12 Jan 1941 Raywick, Marion County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Raywick, Marion County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 46845625

Mary was the first Kentuckian to receive compensation under the Social Security Act.

THE LEBANON ENTERPRISE, page 1, Friday, Aug. 28, 1936. AGED RECEIVE FIRST CHECKS. Raywick Woman, 87, Shares In Initial Distribution of Pensions Monday.

Mrs. Mary Cissell, 87-year-old resident of Raywick, was first in Marion County to receive benefit from the state's new social security program, the elderly woman, along with a number of others, receiving her check in the sum of $5.00 from the hands of Governor A. B. Chandler, Monday. The ceremony, which marked the initial distribution of old age payments, took place in House of Representatives Chamber in the State Capitol.

Mary was living alone but near her son Charles during the 1920 census. She is head of household on the 1900 census of Raywick, Marion County and living with five of her children and a grand daughter, Lillie McCauley.

She was married, May 01, 1866, by Rev. Joseph Elder at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Their witnesses were Wilford Blair, Jr. and Harriet Carrico. On the 1880 Marion County, Ky Census, she is a 30 year old Ky native, living with her husband, Marion Cissell, and daughter, Mary A. Cissell. There is another entry on the 1880 Marion County, Ky Census showing Catherine, James M., Maggie, John D. and Charles L. Cissell living with a Francis Cissell. This is the same family.

Kentucky Death Records Certificate # 02723; 1-12-1941; age 92; listed as Mary D. Cecil; resided and died in Marion Co., Ky.



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  • Maintained by: Gerald & Martha M. Thompson
  • Originally Created by: William Mattingly
  • Added: 18 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46845625
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary E. Dant Cissell (27 Jun 1849–12 Jan 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46845625, citing Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery, Raywick, Marion County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Gerald & Martha M. Thompson (contributor 47866457) .