Mary Selwyn Hancock

1901–1947 (Age 45)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Selwyn

When Mary Selwyn Hancock was born on 29 September 1901, in Virginia, United States, her father, Elmore Depp Hancock, was 37 and her mother, Emily Susan Allen, was 34. She married George Taylor Lee Jr. on 29 June 1929, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Huguenot, Powhatan, Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Huguenot Magisterial District, Powhatan, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 20 March 1947, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Manakin Cemetery, Powhatan, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Selwyn Hancock
George Taylor Lee Jr.
Marriage: 29 June 1929
George Taylor Lee III

Spouse & Children

29 June 1929
Richmond, Virginia, United States


  • George Taylor Lee III


Parents & Siblings

  • Elmore Depp Hancock


  • Female1866–1947Female



World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 2

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 15

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

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Hann + the hypocoristic suffix -cok, which was commonly added to personal names ( see Cocke ).2 Dutch: from Middle Dutch hanecoc ‘winkle’, ‘periwinkle’ (a type of shellfish), probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered and sold shellfish.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary S Hancock in household of Elmor D Hancock, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Selwyn Lee in household of George T Lee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary S Lee in household of Elmo D Hancock, "United States Census, 1930"

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