Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Mahan

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth "Bessie"

When Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Mahan was born in 1878, in River de Chute, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, John Mahan, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Owens, was 41. She married Robert Lee Browning on 28 June 1902, in Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to United States in 1914. She died on 29 July 1920, in Mars Hill, Aroostook, Maine, United States, at the age of 42.

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Family Time Line

Robert Lee Browning
1871–1946
Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Mahan
1878–1920
Marriage: 28 June 1902
William Leo Browning
1903–
John Hanford Browning
1905–1972
Elizabeth M Browning
1908–1996
Mary E Browning
1910–1987
Isabel Theresa Browning
1914–2005

Sources (20)

  • Bessie E Browning in household of Robert L Browning, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Elizabeth Mahan, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"
  • Elizabeth Mahan in entry for William L Browning, "Canada, New Brunswick County Register of Births, 1801-1920"

World Events (8)

1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Irish: from Ó Macháin, a variant of Ó Mocháin, see Mohan .

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

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