Mary Frances Reed

26 January 1807–after 1872 (Age 64)
Freeport, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances Reed was born on 26 January 1807, in Freeport, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Stephen Reed, was 37 and her mother, Mary Grant, was 37. She married Henry L Cram on 4 July 1837, in Freeport, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. She lived in Biddeford, York, Maine, United States in 1850 and Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States for about 15 years. She died after 1872, at the age of 66.

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Henry L Cram
Mary Frances Reed
Marriage: 4 July 1837
Abba C Cram
Ellen F Cram
Caroline A. Cram
Frances E Cram
Lucia M. Cram
Henrietta Cram
Emma R Cram
Charles H S Cram

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 July 1837Freeport, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 13
    Maine is the 23rd state.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 18
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English and Older Scots red(e) ‘red’, no doubt denoting someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.English: from Middle English ride, rede, rude (Old English rīed, rēod, rȳd) ‘clearing’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or near a clearing, or habitational, for someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, including Rede Court in Strood (Kent), Rides in Eastchurch (Kent), Ride Way in Ewhurst (Surrey), and Reed Farm in Wadhurst (Sussex). The word is particularly common in the southeastern counties of England, from Kent to the Isle of Wight. See also Rider and Reader .English: habitational name from Read (Lancashire), Reed (Hertfordshire), or Rede (Suffolk). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English rǣge ‘roe, female roe deer’ + hēafod ‘head’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from Old English rȳhth ‘rough piece of ground’. The etymology of the Suffolk placename is uncertain.

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

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    Sources (48)

    • Mary F Cram in household of Henry L Cram, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary F. Reese in entry for Joseph K. Carter and Ellen F. Cram, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Mary in entry for Emma R. Cram, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"

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