Mary Nancy Barstow

8 July 1876–about July 1959 (Age 82)
Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary Nancy

When Mary Nancy Barstow was born on 8 July 1876, in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Charles Frances Barstow, was 27 and her mother, Nancy J Ricker, was 25. She married Albert Jameson Wells on 19 October 1896, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died about July 1959, at the age of 83.

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Albert Jameson Wells
Mary Nancy Barstow
Marriage: 19 October 1896
Franklin Burnham Wells

Spouse and Children

19 October 1896
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


    Franklin Burnham Wells


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bairstow in West Yorkshire, probably named with Old English beger ‘berry’ + stōw ‘place’. The surname is still most common in Yorkshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary N Wells, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Wells in household of Albert Wells, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marie N Wells in household of Albert Q Wells, "United States Census, 1920"

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