Mary H. Whitcomb

21 April 1878–12 January 1948 (Age 69)
Au Sable, Clinton, New York, United States

The Life of Mary H.

When Mary H. Whitcomb was born on 21 April 1878, in Au Sable, Clinton, New York, United States, her father, Robert Edward Whitcomb, was 30 and her mother, Harriet A Irish, was 28. She married Harry H. Beckwith on 9 August 1899, in Monson, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Monson, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 January 1948, in Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Monson, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harry H. Beckwith
Mary H. Whitcomb
Marriage: 9 August 1899
Harriet Gertrude Beckwith
Lelia Mary Beckwith
Harold Beckwith

Spouse and Children

9 August 1899
Monson, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


    Harriet Gertrude Beckwith



    Harold Beckwith


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Edward Whitcomb


    Harriet A Irish





    Albert E Whitcomb


    Ida May Whitcomb


    Frank Leonard Whitcomb


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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

Age 4

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Whitcombe or Witcombe. Whitcombe in Dorset and Witcombe in Gloucestershire are named with Old English wīd ‘wide’ + cumb ‘valley’; Whitcombe, Isle of Wight, may have the same etymology or alternatively the first element may be Old English hwīt ‘white’. Witcombe in Somerset is named with Old English wīðig ‘willow’ + cumb.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary H Beckwith in household of Henry H Beckwith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Beckwith in household of Harry H Beckwith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Beckwith in household of Harry H Beckwith, "United States Census, 1930"

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