Mary Frances Bone

13 October 1851–6 April 1936 (Age 84)
Farmersville, Collin, Texas, United States

The Life of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances Bone was born on 13 October 1851, in Farmersville, Collin, Texas, United States, her father, Marcus Lafayette Bone, was 29 and her mother, Cary Catherine Lane, was 23. She married James Madison Duff on 5 August 1869, in Hunt, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hunt, Texas, United States in 1860 and Justice Precinct 2, Hunt, Texas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 6 April 1936, in Quinton, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Dulaney, Hunt, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Madison Duff
Mary Frances Bone
Marriage: 5 August 1869
John Ward Duff
William Jefferson Duff
Kate Estelle Duff
Ella Hayter Duff
Thomas Hinds Duff
James Retner Duff
Robert Dial Duff
Oscar Lindsey Duff
Samuel Francis Duff

Spouse and Children

5 August 1869
Hunt, Texas, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Marcus Lafayette Bone





    Sarah R. Bone


    Martha Bone



World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 10

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 24

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): nickname meaning ‘good’, from Old French bon ‘good’.2 English: nickname for a thin man, from Middle English bōn ‘bone’ (Old English bān; compare Bain 2).3 Hungarian (Bóné): from bóné denoting a particular kind of fishing net, hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or perhaps for a maker of such nets.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary F Bone in household of David Lane, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Duff in household of James Duff, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary F Duff in household of James M Duff, "United States Census, 1900"

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