Mary Delia Vaughan

1897–1966 (Age 69)
Eastland, Texas, United States

The Life of Mary Delia

When Mary Delia Vaughan was born in July 1897, in Eastland, Texas, United States, her father, William Watson Vaughan, was 26 and her mother, Deborah Jane Dolberry, was 22. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Benjamin Lee Bledsoe. She lived in Petrolia, Clay, Texas, United States in 1920 and Commissioner's Precinct 2, Clay, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 August 1966, in Longview, Cowlitz, Washington, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Silver Lake, Cowlitz, Washington, United States.

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Benjamin Lee Bledsoe
Mary Delia Vaughan
Alfred Lee Bledsoe
Patsy L Bledsoe

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 4

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Welsh: from fychan, a lenited form of bychan, a diminutive of bach ‘little’. This was often used to distinguish the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, typically the son of a father with the same name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Vaughn in household of Watson Vaughn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary D Vaughan in household of William G Dolberry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Bledsoe in household of Benj L Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1920"

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