Mary Frances Pierce

4 October 1898–8 April 1985 (Age 86)
Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances Pierce was born on 4 October 1898, in Rutland, Vermont, United States, her father, Alvah Harris Pierce, was 29 and her mother, Mary Ann Gilrain, was 24. She lived in Rutland Town, Rutland, Vermont, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 April 1985, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 86.

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Mary Frances Pierce

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    Alvah Harris Pierce





World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · First U.S.  Navy Submarine Constructed

Age 2

The USS Holland was the first commissioned submarine. It was named after John Philip Holland. It had been laid down in November of 1896 and launched a year later. It was acquired and commissioned in 1900 and decommissioned five years later. The submarine was finally sold in 1913 and put on display until it was scrapped in 1932.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English, Welsh, and Irish: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter . In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.2 Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Pierce in household of Alva Pierce, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Pierce in household of Alva H Pierce, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Pierce, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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