Mary Dam

Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Dam was born in 1859, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, William Damm, was 33 and her mother, Ophelia Angeline Reed, was 28. She lived in Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, United States for about 5 years.

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William Damm
Ophelia Angeline Reed
Mary Dam

Parents and Siblings

    William Damm


    Ophelia Angeline Reed




World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 8

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 48

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese (Ðàm): unexplained.2 Other Southeast Asian: unexplained.3 Dutch, Swedish, and Danish: topographic name for someone living by a dam or pond (dam). Compare Dutch Van Dam .

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Miller in household of Ophilia Dam, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Dam in household of Fredric Reed, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • United States Census, 1880;

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