Mary A. Pierce

1828–6 January 1919 (Age 91)
Mannington, Marion, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary A.

Mary A. Pierce was born in 1828. She married Anthony Yelldell Thorn on 1 January 1878, in Taylor, West Virginia, United States. She died on 6 January 1919, in Mannington, Marion, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 91.

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Anthony Yelldell Thorn
1803–1886
Mary A. Pierce
1828–1919
Marriage: 1 January 1878

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 January 1878
Taylor, West Virginia, United States

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1863

Age 35

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

Name Meaning

1 English, Welsh, and Irish: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter . In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.2 Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary A Pierce, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"
  • Mary A Pierce, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Mary A Pierce, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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