Mary Wallace

August 1886–
St. Francois, Missouri, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Wallace was born in August 1886, in St. Francois, Missouri, United States, her father, William Curtis Wallace, was 33 and her mother, Frances Cornelia Acuff, was 28.

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Family Time Line

William Curtis Wallace
1853–1925
Frances Cornelia Acuff
1857–1945
Lou Dona Wallace
1875–1955
George W. Wallace
1877–1943
Nellie Mae Wallace
1880–1964
Lizzie Wallace
1884–
Mary Wallace
1886–
Ida Myrtle Wallace
1887–
Bertha Pauline Wallace
1891–1985
William Mason Wallace
1894–1928

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World Events (3)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 18

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages.2 Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach .

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

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