Silas T Church

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

The Life Summary 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 Cedar Springs, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1894 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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Family Time Line

Silas T Church
1845–1935
Anna Judith Peterson
1844–1934
Marriage: 18 November 1866
Eva Eldora Church
1868–1960
Myrtle V. Church
1870–1952
Imogene Ida Church
1873–1946
Luther Daniel Church
1875–1962
Ruth Church
1877–1923
Lydia B Church
1879–1938
Church
1882–1882
Carrie J Church
1883–
Walter S. Church
1886–1975
William Morton Church
1888–1932

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1866Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    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

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Kirk
    Kern

    Sources (61)

    • Silas in entry for Immogine Church, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
    • Silas Church, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Silas T. Church in entry for Peter J. Livingston and Myrtle V. Church, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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