Mary Gorman

1861–1951 (Age 91)
Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Ireland

The Life of Mary

When Mary Gorman was born in 1861, in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Ireland, her father, Richard Gorman, was 48 and her mother, Mrs Sarah Gorman, was 42. She died on 16 December 1951, at the age of 90.

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Richard Gorman
Mrs Sarah Gorman
Samuel Gorman
Mary Gorman
Sarah Jane Gorman

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Gorman


    Mrs Sarah Gorman




    Samuel Gorman



    Sarah Jane Gorman


World Events (4)


Age 58

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

Age 59

In the Government of Ireland Act 1920, Ireland was partitioned, with the unionist-dominated north east becoming Northern Ireland.

Age 76

New elections. The voters return de Valera and also approve a new constitution which abolishes the Irish Free State and proclaims Eire (Gaelic for Ireland) as a sovereign, independent, democratic state.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gormáin and Ó Gormáin ‘son (or descendant) of Gormán’, a personal name from a diminutive of gorm ‘dark blue’, ‘noble’. Compare O’Gorman .2 English: from the Middle English personal name Gormund, Old English Gārmund, composed of the elements gār ‘spear’ + mund ‘protection’.3 English: topographic name for someone who lived by or on a triangular patch of land ( see Gore ).

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

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