Mary Jane Farnham

27 June 1847–18 May 1920 (Age 72)
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Farnham was born on 27 June 1847, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, her father, Augustus Alwin Farnham, was 42 and her mother, Mary Jane Pottle, was 30. She married Joseph E. Cook in 1874. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Paola, Miami, Kansas, United States in 1880. She died on 18 May 1920, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph E. Cook
Mary Jane Farnham
Marriage: 1874
Joseph Harmon Cook
Fenton P Cook
Ernest Farnham Cook
Ruby A Cook
Emma Katherine Cook
Albert Smith Cook

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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 20
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Farnham in Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Essex, Suffolk, Surrey, and Yorkshire, all named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + either hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water, a water-meadow’.

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

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    Sources (17)

    • Mary Farnahan in entry for Joseph Cook, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
    • Mary A Cook in household of Frank Leibold, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Joseph E Cook in entry for Peter F A Leibold and Emma K Cook, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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