Mary Fall

4 November 1834–
Topcliffe, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Fall was born on 4 November 1834, in Topcliffe, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Fall, was 29 and her mother, Ann Snowdon, was 25. She lived in Topcliffe by Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841.

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William Fall
Ann Snowdon
Mary Fall
Christopher Fall
William Fall
George Fall

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World Events (8)

Age 9
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened
Age 29
The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
Age 46
School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McFall .2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a waterfall, declivity, or forest clearing, Middle English fall (from Old English (ge)fall ‘a felling of trees’, Old Norse fall ‘forest clearing’).3 German: topographic name from Middle High German val ‘fall (of trees)’; in some cases ‘waterfall’ or ‘landslide’, or a habitational name from a minor place named with this word, or in Tyrol from Ladine val ‘valley’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Fall in household of William Fall, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Mary Fall, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"
  • Mary Fall, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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