Dr. Walter Failing

Male7 June 1820–25 November 1891

Brief Life History 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, in Evansville, Knight Township, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States, at the age of 71.

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

Sources (20)

  • Walter Failing, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Walter Failing, "New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Walter Failing, "Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920"

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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.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 7

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


Age 20

Historical Boundaries 1840: Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Fehling .

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

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