Mary Flavia Durant

Brief Life History of Mary Flavia

When Mary Flavia Durant was born on 28 April 1885, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, John Thomas Durant, was 32 and her mother, Caroline Elizabeth Wilson, was 27. She married Fred George Baxter on 9 May 1904, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sonora Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 13 July 1956, in Montebello Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 71.

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Fred George Baxter
Mary Flavia Durant
Marriage: 9 May 1904
Freda Bell Baxter
Dale Marvin Baxter
Kathryn Myrtle Baxter
Isaac Clair Baxter

Sources (17)

  • Marey Baxter in household of Fred Baxter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Floe Baxter, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Mary Flavia Durant Baxter, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: variant of Durand .

English: variant of Darwent, a habitational name from Derwent in Derbyshire (now submerged by the Ladybower Reservoir) or Darwen in Lancashire, both named from rivers called Derwent, or, less frequently, from similarly named rivers in Cumbria, Durham, Northumbria, and Yorkshire, from a Celtic river name meaning ‘river where oak-trees grow abundantly’.

Altered form of French Doiron .

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

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