Mary Ann Boggs

April 1860–1944 (Age 83)
Blaine, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Boggs was born in April 1860, in Blaine, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States, her father, Nelson Thomas Boggs, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Green, was 19. She married Richard Nelson Whitt from 1876 to 1877. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Evergreen, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States in 1910 and Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1944, in Marathon, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Richard Nelson Whitt
Mary Ann Boggs
Marriage: from 1876 to 1877
Mary E. Whitt
Edwin C. Whitt
Camille Laverne "Verne" Whitt
Richard Nelson "Dixie" Whitt
John Milford Whitt
Wyatt T. Whitt
Barney Moore Whitt

Spouse and Children

from 1876 to 1877


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 7

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 22

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English boggish ‘boastful’, ‘haughty’ (a word of unknown origin, perhaps akin to Germanic bag and bug, with the literal meaning ‘swollen’, ‘puffed up’). The name (in the forms Boge(y)s, Boga(y)s) is found in the 12th century in Yorkshire and East Anglia, and also around Bordeaux, which had trading links with East Anglia.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Molly Whitt in household of Orin H Vanderwaibe, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mollie Whitt in household of Orrin H Vanderwarker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary A Whitt in household of R N Whitt, "United States Census, 1880"

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