Chester M. Church

Brief Life History of Chester M.

When Chester M. Church was born on 16 January 1864, in Liberty Township, Hardin, Ohio, United States, his father, James Nelson Church, was 30 and his mother, Eliza Ann Halsey, was 25. He married Hattie Bell Shaw on 30 October 1887, in Hardin, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1939 and Ada, Hardin, Ohio, United States in 1939. He died on 19 February 1939, in Ada, Liberty Township, Hardin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Liberty Township, Hardin, Ohio, United States.

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Chester M. Church
Hattie Bell Shaw
Marriage: 30 October 1887
Floyd J. Church
Howard Virgil Church
Magdeline Bula Church
Carlos Dail Church
Chester N. Church

Sources (37)

  • Chester Church, "United States Census, 1900"
  • C.m. Church, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Chester M Church, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1865 · The Assassination of a President

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name mostly found in southern and midland England, for someone who lived near a church, or possibly an occupational name for someone who worked at a church, such as a verger or sexton, from Middle English chirche ‘church’. The word comes from Old English cyrice, ultimately from medieval Greek kyrikon, for earlier kyriakōn (dōma) ‘(house) of the Lord’, from kyrios ‘lord’. Compare Kirk .

Americanized form (translation into English) of German Kirch .

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

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