Mary Anna Giffin

Bloomfield Township, Logan, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary Anna

When Mary Anna Giffin was born in 1850, in Bloomfield Township, Logan, Ohio, United States, her father, Matthew Griffith, was 41 and her mother, Lucinda Stewart, was 35. She married Lafayette Dick on 7 January 1875, in Benton, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Lindsey Township, Benton, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Sedalia Township, Pettis, Missouri, United States in 1900. In 1880, at the age of 30, her occupation is listed as keeping house in Lindsey Township, Benton, Missouri, United States. She died in United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Anna Giffin
Lafayette Dick
Marriage: 7 January 1875
Emma Viola Dick
Charles Dick
William Dick
James Robert Dick Skillman
Courtland Oliver Dick

Spouse & Children

7 January 1875
Benton, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 10

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 10

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 31

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 Irish: reduced form of McGiffin , an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Dhuibhfinn ‘son of Duibhfionn’.2 English: from a pet form of the Norman personal name Geffrei ( see Jeffrey ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Ann Giffin in household of Matthew Giffin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary A Gizzin in household of Matthew Giffin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary A Dick in household of Lafayette Dick, "United States Census, 1900"

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