1858 – Mary C. Van Vechten Randall Dies

On this date Mary C. Van Vechten Randall, wife of Governor Alexander William Randall, died in Waukesha. She was born between 1820 and 1821 in New York. The daughter of Herbertis Van Vechten and Susanna Staley, Mary Van Vechten married Alexander William Randall in 1842. Randall was inaugurated as governor in 1858. Mary C. Van Vechten Randall died eight months later of consumption. The Randall’s had one daughter, Sarah Adeline, who died in childhood. Mary C. Van Vechten Randall is buried beside her parents in Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha. [Source: by Nancy G. Williams, p.48]