Mary Brownell Bamford

30 July 1874–30 September 1943 (Age 69)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mary Brownell

When Mary Brownell Bamford was born on 30 July 1874, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, Frederick Bamford, was 28 and her mother, Susan Abigail Darling, was 20. She married Latimer W. Ballou on 22 April 1902, in Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 30 September 1943, in Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 69.

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Latimer W. Ballou
Mary Brownell Bamford
Marriage: 22 April 1902
Barbara Ballou
Henry L Ballou

Spouse and Children

22 April 1902
Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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.
1881 · Center of Stove Manufacturing

Age 7

"During the late 19th century, cast-iron stove manufacturing became Detroit's top industry and later the city received the nickname, ""Stove Capital of the World."""
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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: habitational name from any of various places (the two main ones being in Derbyshire and Lancashire) named with Old English bēam ‘tree’, ‘beam’ + ford ‘ford’, i.e. a ford beside a plank bridge for those who wished to keep their feet dry.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Bamford in household of Frederick Bamford, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary B Bamford in household of Fredrick Bamford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary B Ballou in household of Latimer W Ballou, "United States Census, 1920"

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