Mary Martha Coe

4 April 1873–16 July 1955 (Age 82)
Boone, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Martha

When Mary Martha Coe was born on 4 April 1873, in Boone, Iowa, United States, her father, Henry Perrigo Coe, was 35 and her mother, Mary Ramsey Freeborn, was 24. She married John Edward Bell on 29 May 1895, in Chase, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Chase, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Falls Township, Chase, Kansas, United States in 1910. She died on 16 July 1955, in Cottonwood Falls, Chase, Kansas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Cottonwood Falls, Chase, Kansas, United States.

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John Edward Bell
Mary Martha Coe
Marriage: 29 May 1895
Katherine Elizabeth Bell

Spouse and Children

29 May 1895
Chase, Kansas, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 4

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English (Essex and Suffolk): nickname from the jackdaw, Middle English co, Old English ( see Kay ). The jackdaw is noted for its sleek black color, raucous voice, and thievish nature, and any of these attributes could readily have given rise to the nickname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary M Bell in household of John Bell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Bell in household of John Bell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Coe in household of Henry Coe, "United States Census, 1880"

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