Sophia Josephine Syester

Brief Life History of Sophia Josephine

When Sophia Josephine Syester was born on 17 August 1861, in Clay, Indiana, United States, her father, John Wesley Syester, was 26 and her mother, Luvina McCullough, was 23. She lived in Clay Township, Cass, Indiana, United States in 1880.

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Sophia Josephine Syester

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  • Sarah Syster, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sophia Josephine Syester - Memory of Someone: Memory of friend: birth-name: Sophia Josephine Syester

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World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

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Origin undetermined.

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