Mary Howe

29 January 1816–25 June 1885 (Age 69)
Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Howe was born on 29 January 1816, in Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United States, her father, Phineas Howe, was 46 and her mother, Deborah Abbott, was 41. She married George Washington Bisbee on 1 January 1836, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Oxford, Maine, United States in 1860 and Maine, United States in 1870. She died on 25 June 1885, in Buckfield, Oxford, Maine, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Buckfield, Oxford, Maine, United States.

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George Washington Bisbee
Mary Howe
Marriage: 1 January 1836
George D. Bisbee
Allen George

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1 January 1836
Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 4

Maine is the 23rd state.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 20

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a small hill or a man-made mound or barrow, Middle English how (Old Norse haugr), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Howe in Norfolk and North Yorkshire.2 English: variant of Hugh .3 Jewish (American): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary H Bisbee in household of George W Bisbee, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary N Bisbee in household of George W Bisbee, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary H Bisbee in household of George D Bisbee, "United States Census, 1880"

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