Mary H Means

1891–1954 (Age 62)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Mary H

When Mary H Means was born in June 1891, in Kansas, United States, her father, William Foster Means, was 29 and her mother, Mary Harris, was 27. She married Joe F Wood on 22 July 1922. She lived in Hiawatha Township, Brown, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Hiawatha, Brown, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 February 1954, at the age of 62.

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Joe F Wood
Mary H Means
Marriage: 22 July 1922

Spouse and Children

    Joe F Wood



22 July 1922

Parents and Siblings



    Margaret Means



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

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.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: shortened form of McMeans .2 English: habitational name from East and West Meon in Hampshire, which take their names from the Meon river. The word is Celtic but of uncertain meaning, possibly ‘swift one’.3 nickname from Middle English mene ‘inferior in rank’, ‘of low degree’ (from Old English gemǣne), or from Middle English mene ‘moderate in behaviour’ (from Old French mëen, mean).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary H Means in household of William F Means, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary H Means in household of William F Means, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary H Means in household of William Means, "United States Census, 1900"

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