Mary Elizabeth Puckett

23 February 1872–23 April 1928 (Age 56)
McDowell, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Puckett was born on 23 February 1872, in McDowell, West Virginia, United States, her father, Jacob Puckett, was 30 and her mother, Margaret T Riffe, was 23. She married John Riffe about 1888. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Sandy River Magisterial District, McDowell, West Virginia, United States in 1910 and Verndale, Lewis, Washington, United States in 1920. She died on 23 April 1928, in Winlock, Lewis, Washington, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Rainey Valley Cemetery, Glenoma, Lewis, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Riffe
1865–1945
Mary Elizabeth Puckett
1872–1928
Marriage: about 1888
Charles Lewis Riffe
1888–1951
Jacob Riffe
1891–1945
John Floyd Riffe
1893–
Pearl Margaret Riffe
1896–1985
Nancy Jane Riffe
1899–1951
Frances Ann Riffe
1899–1979
Sallie Riffe
1902–1993
Daniel Riffe
1903–1910
John Ballard Riffe
1906–1965
Jesse Basil Riffe
1908–1984

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1888
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 17

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.

Name Meaning

English (Dorset): of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Pocket(t), from a diminutive of Anglo-Norman French poque ‘small pouch’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of purses and pouches or a nickname. Alternatively it could be from a diminutive of Middle English pouk(e) ‘evil spirit’, ‘puck’, ‘goblin’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary E Riffe in household of Johny Riffe, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary L Riffe in household of John Riffe, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary E Riffe in household of John Riffe, "United States Census, 1920"

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