Mary Ellen Marshall

Tankersley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Marshall was born in 1872, in Tankersley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Hartley Marshall, was 35 and her mother, Ellen Beckitt, was 36. She married Peter Holley on 25 December 1907, in Chapeltown, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Peter Holley
Mary Ellen Marshall
Marriage: 25 December 1907

Spouse and Children

25 December 1907
Chapeltown, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 8

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 12

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Age 36

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: status name or occupational name from Middle English, Old French maresc(h)al ‘marshal’. The term is of Germanic origin (compare Old High German marah ‘horse’, ‘mare’ + scalc ‘servant’). Originally it denoted a man who looked after horses, but by the heyday of medieval surname formation it denoted on the one hand one of the most important servants in a great household (in the royal household a high official of state, one with military responsibilities), and on the other a humble shoeing smith or farrier. It was also an occupational name for a medieval court officer responsible for the custody of prisoners. An even wider range of meanings is found in some other languages: compare for example Polish Marszałek ( see Marszalek ). The surname is also borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames.

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

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  • Mary E Marshall in household of Samuel H Marshall, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Mary Ellen Marshall in household of Samuel H Marshall, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Mary E Marshall in household of Samuel H Marshall, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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