Mary Ella TACY
- Born: Jun or Jul 1885 or 1886, Prob Chesterfield, New York
- Marriage: Edmond Joseph LAMPRON on 25 Apr 1906 in Northampton, Massachusetts
- Died: 25 Sep 1939, Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Cause of her death was Unknown. Had long episode of mental illness.
It is unclear where she was born. Her father moved around in New York, and date he moved to Massachusetts and where all they lived is not clear. Records that name her often say she was born in Chesterfield. Not clear where Chesterfield is. THere is a Chesterfield Massachusetts nearby. But records sometimes say she was born in New York. Unclear if her family lived in New York or Massachusetts at the time. Her father did at one point live in Chesterfield, New York., and a number of his children seem to have been born there.
She is sometimes recorded as Mary E, sometimes as Mary L, and once as Mary Ella - - probably someone heard Mary Ella wrong.
Mary had some severe mental illness. She was in state hospitals in Massachusetts for a long time, apparently beginning just after the birth of her daughter, Mildred. She was unable to care for Mildred to the point where her brother's sisters took the child in at age two weeks, and then raised her to adulthood. Mary was still not living with her family in the 1920 census, seven or eight years later. Clearly she had more than a touch of postpartum depression, but depression could not be easily treated then as now, so people who today could be back in their feet in a short time often spent years in mental hospitals.
The tendency to mood disorders is strongly genetic, and Pam and Bev have both mentioned having post partum depression to me. This disorder does not usually require hospitalization.
Mary married Edmond Joseph LAMPRON, son of Oliver LAMPRON and Aurelie DUTEAU, on 25 Apr 1906 in Northampton, Massachusetts. (Edmond Joseph LAMPRON was born on 3 Mar 1881 in Moorhead, Indiana and died on 25 Feb 1939 in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts.) The cause of his death was Heart disease. Alcoholic.
From marriage record, NEHGS image.