Mary Matilda Sill

Brief Life History of Mary Matilda

When Mary Matilda Sill was born on 1 March 1827, in Connecticut, United States, her father, Henry Sill, was 40 and her mother, Almeda Marshall, was 39. She married Oliver Robbins Holcombe on 3 March 1851, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States for about 60 years. She died on 10 April 1922, at the age of 95.

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Oliver Robbins Holcombe
Mary Matilda Sill
Marriage: 3 March 1851
Helen J. Holcombe
Mary Sill Holcombe
Jessie Freemont Holcombe
Effie Holcombe
Robbins Sill Holcombe
Annie Eliza Holcombe
Thomas Groski

Sources (7)

  • Mary M Holcombe, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Matilda Sill, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Mary Sill in entry for Helen H Keefer, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Sil, a pet form of Silvester , Silvein (see Selwyn ), or perhaps Cecily (see Sisley ). Compare Silcox , Sillett .

English: habitational name from one or more places called with Old English syle, sylu ‘bog, mire’.

North German: topographic name from Low German süll, sill ‘sill, threshold, ramp’.

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

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