Mary Lillian Rugg

Female21 August 1860–

Brief Life History of Mary Lillian

When Mary Lillian Rugg was born on 21 August 1860, in Compton, Coaticook, Quebec, Canada, her father, Lorenza Dow Rugg, was 44 and her mother, Martha Emeline Draper, was 40. She married Frank Coulam on 1 October 1884, in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years.

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Frank Coulam
Mary Lillian Rugg
Marriage: 1 October 1884
Elizabeth E. Coulam
Harold Frank Coulam

Sources (14)

  • Mary Rugg in household of Horace D Rugg, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary L. Rugg, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Mary in entry for Harold Frank Coulam, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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  • Marriage
    1 October 1884Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 3

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 36

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    South German (Rügg): from the medieval personal name Rüegg, a shortened form of Rudiger .

    English: from Middle English rugge ‘ridge’, a form found widely in the West Midlands, parts of southwestern England, and as far east as Sussex. It is synonymous with Ridge and denotes someone who lived on or by a ridge, or who came from a place so named, such as Rudge (Staffordshire, Somerset), or Rudge in Froxfield (Wiltshire).

    English: perhaps occasionally a nickname from Anglo-Norman French r(o)uge (Old French rouge) ‘red’, presumably for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion. Compare Rouse .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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