Mary F. Desmond

Female5 December 1894–11 September 1986

Brief Life History of Mary F.

Mary F. Desmond was born on 5 December 1894, in Ireland, Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom. She died on 11 September 1986, in Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 91.

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William John Hamilton
Mary F. Desmond

Sources (6)

  • William Hamilton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary D Hamilton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Frances Desmond, "Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958"

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World Events (3)

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 12

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.


Age 14

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.


Age 20

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Aidan, Aileen, Brendan, Colm, Donal, Liam, Mairead, Sean Patrick, Siobhan.

Irish (Cork): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deasmhumhnaigh ‘descendant of the man from southern Munster’, from deas ‘south’ + Mumhain ‘Munster’, an ancient Irish kingdom named for Mumhu, one of its early kings. The surname Desmond has passed into common use as a personal name, not only in Ireland.

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

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