Mary E. Harcourt

about 1849–
Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life of Mary E.

Mary E. Harcourt was born about 1849, in Dutchess, New York, United States. She married Denis Wortman Van Wyck on 1 April 1870. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Denis Wortman Van Wyck
Mary E. Harcourt
Marriage: 1 April 1870
Phoebe Ellen Van Wyck

Spouse and Children

    Denis Wortman Van Wyck



1 April 1870


    Phoebe Ellen Van Wyck


World Events (8)


Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 14

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 32

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.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from places in Eure and Calvados named Harcourt, from Old French cour(t) ( see Court ) with an obscure first element.2 English: habitational name from either of two places in Shropshire named Harcourt. The one near Cleobury Mortimer gets the name from Old English heafocere ‘hawker’, ‘falconer’ + cot ‘hut’, ‘cottage’; the one near Wem has as its first element Old English hearpere ( see Harper ).

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

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