Adelaide Victoria Pierce

Female6 February 1841–18 April 1904

Brief Life History of Adelaide Victoria

When Adelaide Victoria Pierce was born on 6 February 1841, in Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Emory Pierce, was 40 and her mother, Sophronia Barnes, was 38. She married Henry Elisha Abbey on 3 December 1863, in Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. She died on 18 April 1904, in Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Henry Elisha Abbey
Adelaide Victoria Pierce
Marriage: 3 December 1863
Iza Diette Abbey

Sources (14)

  • Abbie Abbie in household of Emory Pierce, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Adalaid V. Pierce, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Adelaide Victoria Pierce Abbey, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 December 1863Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (7)


    Age 5

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 22

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 22

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    English, Welsh, and Irish: from the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Piers, Peres, Peris, an Old French nominative of Pierre or Per, the French form of Peter . Pierce is especially frequent in northwestern Wales and Lancashire, while Pearce is the more common spelling in the rest of England. In Ireland Pierce and Pearse represent a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.

    Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

    History: Franklin Pierce (1804–69), 14th president of the US, was born in Hillsborough, NH, on the New England frontier. His English ancestor Thomas Pierce emigrated to Charlestown, MA, in 1633/34.

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

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