Mary Will

Female26 September 1850–6 October 1891

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Will was born on 26 September 1850, in Richland, Ohio, United States, her father, John Will, was 23 and her mother, Rachel Jane Handley, was 25. She married Cyrus Ulysses Wade on 27 March 1872, in LaGrange, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in LaGrange, Bloomfield Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Bloomfield Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 6 October 1891, in Muncie, Center Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange, Indiana, United States.

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Cyrus Ulysses Wade
Mary Will
Marriage: 27 March 1872
Raymond J. Wade
Will Haven Wade
Cyrus Earle Wade

Sources (13)

  • Mary Wade in household of Rachael Will, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Will, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Mary Wade, "Obituary"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 March 1872LaGrange, Indiana, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1851 · Constitution of 1851

    Age 1

    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 10

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


    Age 13

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Will, a short form of William . This surname is now commonly found in Scotland, in Aberdeenshire, Angus, and Kincardineshire.

    English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, from Middle English wel, wel(l)e, wille, in a southwestern dialect form. This surname is found predominantly in the south and southwestern parts of the country. Compare Well 1.

    English: nickname from Middle English iwil, wil(l)e ‘agreeable, pleasing’.

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

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