Charles Churchill


Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Churchill was born in 1847, in Mentor Township, Lake, Ohio, United States, his father, Samuel D Churchill, was 20 and his mother, Serena L McCumber, was 18.

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Samuel D Churchill
Serena L McCumber
Charles Churchill
George W. Churchill
Charles Churchill
Ella Mathilda Churchill

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1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 13

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


Age 16

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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 16

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English (Dorset and Somerset): habitational name from any of various places called Churchill, for example in Devon, Oxfordshire, Somerset, and Worcestershire. Most were probably originally named with a Celtic element crūg ‘hill’ (which early on was reinterpreted as Old English cyrice ‘church’), to which was added Old English hyll ‘hill’. Alternatively, a topographic name denoting someone who lived ‘(on the) church hill’.

Americanized form (translation into English) of Finnish Kirkkomäki: ornamental or topographic name from kirkko ‘church’ + mäki ‘hill’.

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

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