Mary Giffin

14 February 1840–1 May 1903 (Age 63)
Pultney Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Giffin was born on 14 February 1840, in Pultney Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States, her father, George Milligan Giffin, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Ann Belville, was 27. She married Isaac Lindsey Wright on 23 August 1857, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Nebraska, United States in 1870 and Oxford Township, Johnson, Kansas, United States in 1880. She died on 1 May 1903, in Stillwater, Payne, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Twin Grove Cemetery, Severy, Greenwood, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Lindsey Wright
Mary Giffin
Marriage: 23 August 1857
Thomas Edward Wright
Mary Olive Wright
Rosa Belle Wright
George Alva Wright
Charles William Wright
Isaac Melvin Wright
James Henry Wright
Lindsey Earl Wright
Frank Wimberly Wright
Harvey Elmer Wright
Pearl Mae Wright

Spouse and Children

23 August 1857
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Milligan Giffin






    George Milligan Giffin Jr


    Abraham Workman Giffen


    Marsilliot Belville Giffin



+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 8

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 20

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of McGiffin , an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Dhuibhfinn ‘son of Duibhfionn’.2 English: from a pet form of the Norman personal name Geffrei ( see Jeffrey ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Gippon in household of George Gippon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Wright in household of Isaac Wright, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Giffin in household of George Giffin, "United States Census, 1860"

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