Mary Sophia Tripp

1837–10 September 1907 (Age 70)
Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Sophia

When Mary Sophia Tripp was born in 1837, in Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Davenport Tripp, was 41 and her mother, Nancy Rounds Tripp, was 36. She married Isaac Gifford Jr on 13 June 1860, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 10 September 1907, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 70.

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Isaac Gifford Jr
Mary Sophia Tripp
Marriage: 13 June 1860
George William Gifford
Lena Josephine Gifford

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World Events (8)

1841 · Dorr Rebellion
Age 4
The Dorr Rebellion, led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, took place from 1841 until 1842. During the Rebellion, the middle-class residents of Rhode Island attempted to force broader democracy to the state legislation.
Age 9
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1862 · US Naval Academy
Age 25
The US Naval Academy was moved to Newport, Rhode Island from its original in Annapolis, Maryland on May 9, 1862.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southern): metonymic occupational name for a dancer, or a nickname for someone with an odd gait, from Middle English trip(p)(en) ‘to step lightly, skip, or hop’ (Old French triper).2 English: metonymic occupational name for a butcher or tripe dresser, from Middle English, Old French trip(p)e ‘tripe’ (of unknown origin).3 German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of wooden pattens (trippe), a type of raised sole that could be strapped to normal footwear for walking in unpaved muddy streets.

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

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Sources (13)

  • Mary Tripp in household of David Tripp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary S. Tripp in entry for George William Gifford, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Mary S. in entry for Gifford, "Rhode Island, State Births Index, 1819, 1852-1900"

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