Mary Cornelia Brown

March 1856–
Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States

The Life of Mary Cornelia

Mary Cornelia Brown was born in March 1856, in Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States. She married John Neal Abbott on 24 April 1887, in Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Alden, Erie, New York, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

John Neal Abbott
1858–1911
Mary Cornelia Brown
1856–
Marriage: 24 April 1887
Frances Fannie Abbott
1888–1903
John Neal Abbott
1889–1945

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 April 1887
Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States
children

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 7

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.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 34

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.

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 Abbott in household of Henry Down, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Cornelia Beason in entry for John N. Abbott and Alta Belle Elliott, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Mary C. Brown Baxter, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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