Myra A Bickford

Brief Life History 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 1 November 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: 1 November 1866
John Farnum Putnam Jr
William H. Putnam
Edwin Elsworth Putnam
Mamie A. Putnam
Clinton Atwood Putnam
Harold Atherton Putnam
Vivian B. Putnam

Sources (44)

  • Myra A Bickford in household of Julia Bickford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Myra A. Putnam, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Myra A. Bickford, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"

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Historical Boundaries: 1854: Androscoggin, Maine, United States

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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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