Mary Lou Osborne

Brief Life History of Mary Lou

When Mary Lou Osborne was born on 2 March 1867, in Greensburg, Green, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Brown Osborne, was 20 and her mother, Elizabeth Jane Chaudoin, was 19. She married Elijah Edward Rafferty on 1 May 1890, in Green, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Colfax Township, Newton, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Concord Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 9 March 1936, in Spencer, Washington Township, Owen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Morocco, Beaver Township, Newton, Indiana, United States.

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Elijah Edward Rafferty
Mary Lou Osborne
Marriage: 1 May 1890
Henry Oscar Raffety
Cecil Arlington Rafferty
Ira George Rafferty
Clyde Frank Rafferty

Sources (16)

  • Mary Rafferty, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary L Osborne, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Mary Lou Osborne Raffety, "Find A Grave Index"

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Historical Boundaries 1871: Newton, Indiana, United States


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Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Osbern, partly from late Old English Ōsbern, an Anglicized form of Old Norse Ásbiǫrn (from áss ‘god’ + biǫrn ‘bear’), but more usually from Norman use of the cognate ancient Germanic Ōsbern. Osbern was often treated as an alternative form of Osbert. For pet forms see Hoskin and Opie . The surname has also been established in Ireland (Waterford, Tipperary) since the mid 16th century.

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

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