Nellie Bruce Dennis

Brief Life History of Nellie Bruce

When Nellie Bruce Dennis was born on 13 June 1876, in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Julius A Dennis, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Henry Knight, was 30. She married James H Richardson on 30 September 1896, in Francestown, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 6 August 1925, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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James H Richardson
1869–1928
Nellie Bruce Dennis
1876–1925
Marriage: 30 September 1896

Sources (16)

  • Nellie B Richardson in household of James H Richardson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nellie Bruce Dennis, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Nellie B Dennis, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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

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.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Denis(e), Dinis(e), vernacular forms of Latin Dionysius, Greek Dionysios ‘(follower) of Dionysos’, an eastern god introduced to the classical pantheon at a relatively late date and bearing a name of probably Semitic origin. The name was borne by various early Christian saints, including Saint Denis, the martyred 3rd-century bishop of Paris who became the patron saint of France. From the 12th century onward, the popularity of the name in England (and of its cognates, mainly Denis , in the continental Europe) seems to have been largely due to French influence. The feminine form Dionysia (in vernacular English likewise Den(n)is) is also found, and some examples of the surname may originate from it.

English: from Middle English deneis, a variant of danais ‘Danish’, with the vowel influenced by Middle English denshe (Old English denisc). Compare Dence .

Irish (mainly Dublin and Cork): of the same origin as 1 and 2 above, sometimes an alternative form to Donohue but more often to McDonough , since the personal name Donnchadh was Anglicized as Donough or Denis.

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

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