Mary Brown

3 April 1837–22 January 1894 (Age 56)
Jefferson, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Brown was born on 3 April 1837, in Jefferson, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, her father, Harry Brown, was 29 and her mother, Rhoda North, was 25. She married Thomas M. Blakely on 12 June 1856. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Painesville Township, Lake, Ohio, United States in 1870 and Painesville, Lake, Ohio, United States in 1880. She died on 22 January 1894, in Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks, Dakota Territory, United States.

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Thomas M. Blakely
Mary Brown
Marriage: 12 June 1856
Thomas Henry Blakely
Frances Jane Blakely

Spouse and Children

12 June 1856


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World Events (7)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 23

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Blakely in household of Duncan Card, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Blakely in household of Mahilable Paige, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Blakely in household of George W Graham, "United States Census, 1860"

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