Mary Sophia Tripp

Female1837–10 September 1907

Brief Life History 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

Sources (14)

  • Mary Tripp in household of David Tripp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary S. Tripp, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Mary Sophia Gifford, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 June 1860New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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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

    English: from Middle English trip(pe) (n) ‘(to) dance; stumble’ (Old French tripe(r)), either an occupational name for a dancer, or a nickname for someone who had difficulty walking.

    English: metonymic occupational name from Middle English trip(e) ‘tripe’ (Old French tripe).

    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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