Mary Laura Furse

1894–1977 (Age 83)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Laura

When Mary Laura Furse was born on 9 January 1894, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Joseph Jackson Furse Jr, was 34 and her mother, Mary Matilda Gray, was 25. She married Marion Hansford Jennings on 30 April 1914, in South Carolina, United States. She lived in Furman, Hampton, South Carolina, United States in 1910 and Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years. She died on 24 October 1977, in South Carolina, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Allendale, Allendale, South Carolina, United States.

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Marion Hansford Jennings
Mary Laura Furse
Marriage: 30 April 1914

Spouse and Children

30 April 1914
South Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Jackson Furse Jr





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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Devon): topographic name for someone who lived on a piece of land that was thickly grown with gorse, from Old English fyrse ‘gorse’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Furze in Devon and Cornwall.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary F Jennings in household of Marian H Jennings, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Jennings in household of Marion H Jennings, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Furs in household of J J Furs, "United States Census, 1900"

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