Mary Abby Upham

February 1854–1924 (Age 69)
Camden, Knox, Maine, United States

The Life of Mary Abby

When Mary Abby Upham was born in February 1854, in Camden, Knox, Maine, United States, her father, Robert Upham Jr., was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth D French, was 18. She married William Henderson Robinson on 18 October 1869, in Rockport, Knox, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Cushing, Knox, Maine, United States for about 30 years. She died in 1924, in Maine, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Cushing, Knox, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henderson Robinson
1849–1919
Mary Abby Upham
1854–1924
Marriage: 18 October 1869
Frank M. Robinson
1871–1957
Albert H. W. Robinson
1872–1937
Charles Leslie Robinson
1874–1937
Clara E. Robinson
1875–1961
Lydia Margaret Robinson
1878–1975
Hollis French Robinson
1879–1948
Lucretia G. Robinson
1882–
Grace Mertie Robinson
1887–
Lottie Abby Robinson
1891–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 October 1869
Rockport, Knox, Maine, United States
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Female1854–1924Female

    Genevieve Antoinette Upham

    Female1856–1926Female

    Corene Alma Upham

    Female1858–1859Female

    Lillia J. Upham

    Female1861–Female

World Events (8)

1863

Age 9

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

Age 9

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.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Upham in Hampshire or from minor places so named in Devon and Wiltshire. The first is named with Old English upp ‘upper’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘river meadow’, ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary A Robinson in household of John P Wilson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary A Upham in household of Robt Upham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary A Robinson in household of William H Robinson, "United States Census, 1910"

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