Mary Gay

30 August 1907–6 March 1996 (Age 88)
Mengusovce, Poprad, East Slovakia, Czechoslovakia

The Life of Mary

Mary Gay was born on 30 August 1907, in Mengusovce, Poprad, East Slovakia, Czechoslovakia as the daughter of John Gay and Anna Laska. She married Herman R Weingart on 10 June 1933, in Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in New Hartford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States in 1940. She died on 6 March 1996, in Franklin, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Herman R Weingart
Mary Gay
Marriage: 10 June 1933
Herman R Weingart Jr
Elenor Weingart
Richard G Weingart
Frances M Weingart

Spouse and Children

10 June 1933
Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


    Herman R Weingart Jr


    Frances M Weingart


    Elenor Weingart


    Richard G Weingart


Parents and Siblings

    John Gay


    Anna Laska




World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1926 · Sergeant Stubby Dies

Age 19

During WWI there was a dog from Connecticut that made a name for himself, his name was sergeant stubby. He was considered the official mascot of the 102nd infantry. He saved his regiment from suprise mustard attacks, comforted those that had been wounded, and even caught a German soldier and held him there until troops found him. He had his own uniform and everything.

Age 24

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: nickname for a lighthearted or cheerful person, from Middle English, Old French gai. In Middle English the term could also mean ‘wanton’, ‘lascivious’ and this sense may lie behind the surname in some instances.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from places in Normandy called Gaye, from an early proprietor bearing a Germanic personal name cognate with Wade .3 probably from the Catalan personal name Gai (Latin Gaius), or in some cases a nickname from Catalan gay ‘cheerful’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Weingart in household of Herman R Weingart, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Weingart in household of Herman R Weingart, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Gay Weingart, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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