Mary Nancy Toney

Workman's Creek, Raleigh, West Virginia, Untied States

The Life of Mary Nancy

When Mary Nancy Toney was born on 2 April 1891, her father, Burwell Toney, was 28 and her mother, Letitia Stover, was 23. She married William Albert Shepherd on 25 September 1908, in Pax, Fayette, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Cabin Creek, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1930.

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Mary Nancy Toney
William Albert Shepherd
Marriage: 25 September 1908
Ernest James Shepherd
Helen J Shepard
Nina Loretta Shepherd

Spouse & Children

25 September 1908
Pax, Fayette, West Virginia, United States


  • Ernest James Shepherd


  • Helen J Shepard


  • Nina Loretta Shepherd


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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 7

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.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 32

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Ton(e)y, a reduced form of Anthony .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary N Shepard in household of William A Shepard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Nancy Toney in entry for Oliver Elsworth Palmer and Loretta Shepherd, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • M. F. Toney, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"

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