Baby name story: Marion

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In January of 1910, Cleveland-based pastor W. J. Vernon and his pregnant wife were riding through Ohio aboard a southbound passenger train.

As the train reached Marion, Ohio, Mrs. Vernon gave birth to a baby girl.

The baby was named Marion, in honor of the first stop in her journey in the world.

Source: “Born on Railway Train.” St. Joseph News-Press 24 Jan. 1910: 7.

Image: Adapted from O&W Engine #143 (public domain)

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