Mary Amily Church

18 December 1845–21 July 1889 (Age 43)
Otselic, Otselic, Chenango, New York, United States

The Life of Mary Amily

When Mary Amily Church was born on 18 December 1845, in Otselic, Otselic, Chenango, New York, United States, her father, Samuel Church, was 27 and her mother, Susannah Thompson, was 24. She married John Russell Blanchard on 1 January 1868, in South Otselic, Otselic, Chenango, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Chenango, New York, United States in 1860. She died on 21 July 1889, in Cincinnatus, Cincinnatus, Cortland, New York, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Taylor, Taylor, Cortland, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Russell Blanchard
Mary Amily Church
Marriage: 1 January 1868
May Blanchard
Frank Stewart Blanchard
Floyd James Blanchard
Nellie Maude Blanchard
John Blaine Blanchard

Spouse and Children

1 January 1868
South Otselic, Otselic, Chenango, New York, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 18

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic surname for someone who lived near a church. The word comes from Old English cyrice, ultimately from medieval Greek kyrikon, for earlier kyriakōn (dōma) ‘(house) of the Lord’, from kyrios ‘lord’.2 Translation of German Kirch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Church in household of Samuel Church, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Marget Church in household of Samuel Church, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Blanchard in household of John Blanchard, "New York, State Census, 1875"

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