Silas T Church

4 May 1845–17 September 1935 (Age 90)
Center Township, Lake, Indiana, United States

The Life of Silas T

When Silas T Church was born on 4 May 1845, in Center Township, Lake, Indiana, United States, his father, John Church, was 26 and his mother, Lydia Ann Cogswell, was 20. He married Anna Judith Peterson on 18 November 1866, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Ensley Township, Newaygo, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Solon Township, Kent, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1865. He died on 17 September 1935, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Silas T Church
Anna Judith Peterson
Marriage: 18 November 1866
Eva Eldora Church
Myrtle V. Church
Imogene Ida Church
Luther Daniel Church
Ruth Church
Lydia Church
Carrie J Church
Walter S. Church
William Morton Church

Spouse and Children

18 November 1866
Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States


    Eva Eldora Church


    Myrtle V. Church




    Ruth Church


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 2

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 25

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic surname for someone who lived near a church. The word comes from Old English cyrice, ultimately from medieval Greek kyrikon, for earlier kyriakōn (dōma) ‘(house) of the Lord’, from kyrios ‘lord’.2 Translation of German Kirch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Silas Church, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Silas Church in household of John Church, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Silas T Church in household of John Church, "United States Census, 1850"

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