Mary Ann Fair

15 December 1833–4 April 1909 (Age 75)
Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Fair was born on 15 December 1833, in Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Henry Fair, was 32 and her mother, Catherine Schroll, was 24. She married John Gross in 1852, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Wayne Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Jefferson Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 April 1909, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Jefferson Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Gross
Mary Ann Fair
Marriage: 1852
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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 13

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

Age 30

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

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname meaning ‘handsome’, ‘beautiful’, ‘fair’, Middle English fair, fayr, Old English fæger. The word was also occasionally used as a personal name in Middle English, applied to both men and women.2 Irish: translation of Gaelic fionn ‘fair’, which Woulfe describes as ‘a descriptive epithet that supplanted the real surname’, or a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac F(h)inn, a variant of Mag Fhinn ( see McGinn ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Harne in household of Stephen Harne, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Horn in household of Stephen Horn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Fair in household of Henry Fair, "United States Census, 1850"

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