Rachel Katherine Westfall

30 June 1856–
Upshur, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Rachel Katherine

When Rachel Katherine Westfall was born on 30 June 1856, in Upshur, West Virginia, United States, her father, Watson Westfall, was 38 and her mother, Rachel Catherine Tenney, was 34. She married Henry Harrison Shreve on 4 August 1876, in Upshur, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Union Magisterial District, Upshur, West Virginia, United States in 1880.

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Henry Harrison Shreve
Rachel Katherine Westfall
Marriage: 4 August 1876
Prudie Shreve
Jonathan Blair Shreve
Fred B Shreve

Spouse and Children

4 August 1876
Upshur, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 5

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 34

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

German and Dutch: regional name for someone from Westphalia, Middle High German, Middle Low German Westvāl.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine Shreeve in household of Harrison Shreeve, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rachel C Westfall in household of Watson Westfall, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rachel C Westfall in household of Watson Westfall, "United States Census, 1860"

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