Rufus A. Junkins

28 January 1825–26 April 1908 (Age 83)
Wakefield, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Rufus A.

When Rufus A. Junkins was born on 28 January 1825, in Wakefield, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Rufus Junkins, was 27 and his mother, Sally Hayes, was 21. He married Abbie Sawyer on 26 June 1855. He lived in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. He died on 26 April 1908, in New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 83.

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Rufus A. Junkins
Abbie Sawyer
Marriage: 26 June 1855

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    Abbie Sawyer


26 June 1855

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 8

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

Age 38

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

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Jenkins .2 Irish: reduced form of McJunkins .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rufus A Junkins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rufus A Junkins, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Rufus A Junkins, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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