Mary Blanche Hamilton

8 March 1890–29 March 1979 (Age 89)
Gatchellville, Fawn Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Blanche

When Mary Blanche Hamilton was born on 8 March 1890, in Gatchellville, Fawn Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William Henry Hamilton, was 46 and her mother, Sarah Jane ( Sallie) Kerr, was 35. She married Arthur Columbus Boyd on 27 November 1913, in York, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Fawn Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Norton, Norton, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 29 March 1979, in Hays, Ellis, Kansas, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Norton Cemetery, Norton, Norton, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Columbus Boyd
Mary Blanche Hamilton
Marriage: 27 November 1913
Anna Melissa Boyd

Spouse and Children

27 November 1913
York, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Hamilton


    Sarah Jane ( Sallie) Kerr




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from what is now a deserted village in the parish of Barkby, Leicestershire. This is named from Old English hamel ‘crooked’ + dūn ‘hill’. Hamilton near Glasgow was founded by the Hamiltons and named after them. In Ireland, this name may have replaced Hamill in a few cases. It has also been used as the equivalent of the Irish (Cork) name Ó hUrmholtaigh.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Blanch Boyd in household of Nesbert Boyd, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Blanche Boyd in household of Arthur T Sloan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary B Boyd in household of Neasbert A Boyd, "United States Census, 1920"

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