Mary W Bird

8 November 1875–
Brandywine Hundred, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of Mary W

When Mary W Bird was born on 8 November 1875, in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle, Delaware, United States, her father, Henry C Bird, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth J. Talley, was 28. She married Joseph R. Petit De Mange on 16 April 1895, in Delaware, Delaware, Iowa Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Brandywine Village, New Castle, Delaware, United States in 1880 and Concord Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900.

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Joseph R. Petit De Mange
Mary W Bird
Marriage: 16 April 1895
Irene H. Petit de Mange
Mabel B. Petit De Mange

Spouse and Children

16 April 1895
Delaware, Delaware, Iowa Territory, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Henry C Bird


    Elizabeth J. Talley




World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 2

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 31

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from Middle English bird, brid ‘nestling’, ‘young bird’ (Old English bridd), applied as a nickname or perhaps occasionally as a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher. The metathesized form is first found in the Northumbrian dialect of Middle English, but the surname is more common in central and southern England. It may possibly also be derived from Old English burde ‘maiden’, ‘girl’, applied as a derisory nickname.2 Irish: Anglicization of Gaelic Ó hÉanacháin or Ó hÉinigh, in which the first element (after Ó) has been taken as Gaelic éan ‘bird’ ( see Heneghan ).3 Jewish: translation of various Ashkenazic surnames meaning ‘bird’, as for example Vogel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary W Bird in household of Harry C Bird, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary W Petitdemange in household of Joseph R Petitdemange, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary W. Bird, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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