Mary Elliott

1883–1975 (Age 91)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Mary

Mary Elliott was born on 10 May 1883, in New Jersey, United States. She married George Jackson Ferry Jr about 1905, in Essex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 2 March 1975, at the age of 91.

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Mary Elliott
1883–1975
George Jackson Ferry Jr
1873–1959
Marriage: about 1905
Gladys E Ferry
1906–1985
George Jackson Ferry III
1910–1972

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
about 1905
Essex, New Jersey, United States
children

(2)

World Events (8)

1886

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894

Age 11

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 24

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name, Elyat, Elyt. This represents at least two Old English personal names which have fallen together: the male name Aðelgēat (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + Gēat, a tribal name; see Jocelyn ), and the female personal name Aðelgȳð (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + gȳð ‘battle’). The Middle English name seems also to have absorbed various other personal names of Old English or Continental Germanic origin, as for example Old English Ælfweald ( see Ellwood ).2 English: from a pet form of Ellis .3 Scottish: Anglicized form of the originally distinct Gaelic surname Elloch, Eloth, a topographic name from Gaelic eileach ‘dam’, ‘mound’, ‘bank’. Compare Eliot .

Possible Related Names

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

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