Mary Bell Personett

17 November 1869–28 October 1897 (Age 27)
Bogue, Graham, Kansas, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Bell

When Mary Bell Personett was born on 17 November 1869, in Bogue, Graham, Kansas, United States, her father, Otis Franklin Personett, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Maria Bailey, was 23. She married Isaac Newton Cook on 26 February 1888, in Graham, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Graham Township, Graham, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Graham, Kansas, United States in 1895. She died on 28 October 1897, in Hill City, Graham, Kansas, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Roscoe Cemetery, Graham, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Newton Cook
Mary Bell Personett
Marriage: 26 February 1888
Ethel Blanch Cook
Nancy Ellen Cook
Lela Inez Cook
Emily Leona Cook
Marion Otis Cook
Mary Bell Cook

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 February 1888Graham, Kansas, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    1870 · Giving all the right to vote
    Age 1
    The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
    1877 · Nicodemus is Founded
    Age 8
    The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of French Personnet, itself a derivative of Personne: from Old French personne ‘parson’. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Mary Bell Personett in entry for Lela Inez White, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary B Cook in household of I N Cook, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
    • Mary Personett in entry for Roy G Mason and Mary B Kenworthy, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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