Mary Jane Read

Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Read was born in 1852, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Charles M. Read, was 38 and her mother, Jane A. Hampton, was 29. She had at least 1 son with Adam Gelgle. She lived in Lucas, Monroe Township, Richland, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Freeport, Harrison, Ohio, United States in 1880.

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Adam Gelgle
Mary Jane Read
Nathen Gelgle

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World Events (8)

1858 · Halle Orchestra Give First Performance
Age 6
The Hallé Orchestra named after Charles Hallé became a permanent orchestra when they played for the first time on January 30, 1858, in the Free Trade Hall. The orchestra fell on hard times in 1861 and performed only two concerts. From 1899-1911 Hans Richter directed the orchestra.
Age 11
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
Age 32
Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Reed .History: A family called Read were established in America in the early 18th century by John Read, who was born in Dublin, sixth in descent from Sir Thomas Read of Berkshire, England. His son, George Read (1733–98), was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and as a lawyer helped frame the Constitution.

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

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Sources (4)

  • Mary Jane in entry for Nathen Gelgle, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Mary J Scott in household of David Scott, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary J. Read, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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