Mary E French

Almont, Lapeer, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mary E

When Mary E French was born in 1860, in Almont, Lapeer, Michigan, United States, her father, Edward Jewett French, was 65 and her mother, Experience Groat, was 40.

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Edward Jewett French
Experience Groat
Daruin French
Philena Ann French
Myron B. French
William Edmond French
Burleigh "Burley" Ebenezer French
Lodema O. "Deme" French
Mary E French

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Jewett French


    Experience Groat




    Daruin French


    Myron B. French




    Burleigh "Burley" Ebenezer French


+2 More Children

World Events (3)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 19

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. ethnic name for someone from France, Middle English frensche, or in some cases perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs. 2. variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Mary A French in household of Burly E French, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary French in household of Experience French, "United States Census, 1870"

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