Mary Putnam

about 1851–about April 1869 (Age 18)
Mexico, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Putnam was born about 1851, in Mexico, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Horatio Gates Putnam, was 35 and her mother, Keziah A Hunting, was 35. She died about April 1869, in her hometown, at the age of 18.

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Family Time Line

Horatio Gates Putnam
Keziah A Hunting
Calvin Putnam
Leonard Putnam
Mary Putnam
about 1851–1869
Celestia Amelia Putnam
Alfred B Putnam
Mary Etta Putnam
Andrew Jackson Putnam
Elanson Putnam

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World Events (3)

Age 12
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 12
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.
Age 14
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English (Middlesex and Buckinghamshire): habitational name from either of two places, in Hertfordshire and Surrey, called Puttenham, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Putta, meaning ‘kite’ (the bird) + Old English hām ‘homestead’.History: John Putnam emigrated from England to Salem, MA, before 1641, and established a family that was still prominent in Massachusetts four generations later, including the revolutionary war soldier Israel Putnam (1718–90) and his cousin Rufus Putnam (1738–1824), also a soldier, one of the first settlers in OH.

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

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  • Mary Putnam in household of H T Putnam, "United States Census, 1860"

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