Mary Elizabeth Bicknell

13 August 1826–6 September 1931 (Age 105)
North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Bicknell was born on 13 August 1826, in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Benjamin Bicknell, was 26 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Wells, was 28. She married Benjamin Potter on 5 February 1860, in Quidnessett, North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 6 September 1931, in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 105.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Potter
1820–1883
Mary Elizabeth Bicknell
1826–1931
Marriage: 5 February 1860
Benjamin Potter
1861–1953
Sarah Elizabeth Potter
1865–1941

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 February 1860
Quidnessett, North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
children

(2)

    Benjamin Potter

    Male1861–1953Male

    Sarah Elizabeth Potter

    Female1865–1941Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · First Fire Insurance

Age 9

On Decmeber 3, 1835, the first fire insurance policy is issued by the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
1862 · US Naval Academy

Age 36

The US Naval Academy was moved to Newport, Rhode Island from its original in Annapolis, Maryland on May 9, 1862.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Bickenhill in Warwickshire or Bickenhall in Somerset. Both are named with the Old English personal name Bicca + Old English hyll ‘hill’, but in the Somerset name the final element alternates with Old English h(e)all ‘hall’. 2. variant of Bignell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Potter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary E Potter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary E Potter, "United States Census, 1900"

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