Dr. Walter Failing

7 June 1820–25 November 1891 (Age 71)
Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Walter

When Dr. Walter Failing was born on 7 June 1820, in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, Warner Failing, was 33 and his mother, Elisabeth Stansel, was 24. He had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Chloe Caroline Holmes. He lived in Pamelia, Jefferson, New York, United States in 1865 and Indiana, United States in 1870. He died on 25 November 1891, at the age of 71.

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Dr. Walter Failing
Chloe Caroline Holmes
Clara Failing
Rosalie Failing
Caroline Failing
Warner R Failing

Spouse and Children


    Chloe Caroline Holmes




    Clara Failing


    Rosalie Failing


    Caroline Failing


    Warner R Failing


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 5

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 21

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Fehling .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Failing, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Walter Failing, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Walter Failing in household of Warner Failing, "United States Census, 1850"

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