Myra A Bickford

8 April 1839–28 October 1917 (Age 78)
Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Myra A

When Myra A Bickford was born on 8 April 1839, in Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine, United States, her father, Theodore BICKFORD, was 35 and her mother, Julia Somes Atherton, was 24. She married John Farnum Putnam on 17 October 1866, in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States in 1880 and Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. She died on 28 October 1917, at the age of 78, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States.

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John Farnum Putnam
Myra A Bickford
Marriage: 17 October 1866
John Farnum Putnam Jr
William H. Putnam
Edwin Elsworth Putnam
Mamie A. Putnam
Clinton Atwood Putnam
Harold Atherton Putnam
Vivian B. Putnam

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 October 1866Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 15
    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Androscoggin, Maine, United States
    1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from either Beckford Farm in Membury (Devon), Bickford Town in Plympton Saint Mary (Devon), or Bickford in Staffordshire. Beckford Farm is from the Old English personal name Becca + Old English ford ‘ford’, whereas the other two examples are derived from the Old English personal name Bicca + ford ‘ford’. The surname is more common in Devon and Cornwall.

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

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    Sources (44)

    • Myra A Bickford in household of Julia Bickford, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Myra A. Bickford in entry for Clinton A. Putnam and Gertrude C. Brown, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Myra Bickford in entry for Edwin Elsworth Putnam, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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