Rufus A. Junkins

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

The Life Summary 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, Sarah "Sally" Hayes, was 21. He married Nancy M Thurston on 13 July 1845. He lived in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1860 and Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years. He died on 26 April 1908, in New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Hayes Cemetery, Milton, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States.

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Rufus A. Junkins
1825–1908
Abigail Sawyer
1832–1915
Marriage: 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. 
1863
Age 38
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

(1997: 672;2007: 1221; 2010: 1651)English: variant of Jenkins .Irish: shortened form of McJunkins .

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

Possible Related Names

Jenkins

Sources (13)

  • Rufus A Junkin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rufus A. Junkins, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Rufus Junkins in entry for Sawyer, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"

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