Mary Amelia Grant

22 December 1848–
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Amelia

When Mary Amelia Grant was born on 22 December 1848, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, George Robert Grant, was 28 and her mother, Mary Helen Van Orden, was 16. She married Theodore Breckenridge Gaylord on 22 March 1867, in Placer, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Carson, Utah, United States in 1860 and California, United States in 1870. She died in San Francisco, California, United States.

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James Quirk
Mary Amelia Grant
Marriage: 3 March 1874
James William Quirk
Mary Louisa Quirk
Florence Amelia Quirk
George Pierce Quirk
Grace Claire Quirk

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 March 1874San Francisco, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1850 · California Is Admitted to Union
    Age 2
    California was admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, and became the 31st state.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 33
    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

    Irish, English, and especially Scottish (of Norman origin): nickname from Anglo-Norman French graund, graunt ‘tall, large’ (Old French grand, grant, from Latin grandis), given either to a person of remarkable size, or else in a relative way to distinguish two bearers of the same personal name, often representatives of different generations within the same family.English: from the rare Middle English (and Old English) personal name Grante or Grente.Irish: in Ireland this is usually the Norman Scottish name (see 1 above), but it was also adopted for Irish Mag Raighne, see Graney .

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Mary Grant in entry for Florence Amelia Ocroum, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary A Gaylord in household of George R Grant, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary A. Grant, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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