Mary McCann

about 1878–
Mackinac Island, Mackinac, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mary

Mary McCann was born about 1878, in Mackinac Island, Mackinac, Michigan, United States as the daughter of Honorah McCann. She married James F. Darby on 16 February 1898, in Saint Ignace, Mackinac, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Saint Ignace, Mackinac, Michigan, United States in 1910.

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James F. Darby
Mary McCann
Marriage: 16 February 1898
James G Darby
Mary H Darby

Spouse and Children

16 February 1898
Saint Ignace, Mackinac, Michigan, United States


    James G Darby


    Mary H Darby


Parents and Siblings

    Honorah McCann




World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 1

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 31

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Irish (northern Armagh): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cana ‘son of Cana’, a personal name or byname meaning ‘wolf cub’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Darby in household of James F Darby, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary (McCann) Darby in entry for James Gerald Darby, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Mary Mccann in entry for James G Darby and Edna Gleeson, "Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995"

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