William Clothier Whitford

24 October 1837–19 December 1914 (Age 77)
Scriba, Oswego, New York, United States

The Life of William Clothier

When William Clothier Whitford was born on 24 October 1837, in Scriba, Oswego, New York, United States, his father, Hiram Whitford, was 45 and his mother, Polly Lawton, was 39. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Polly Rosetta Goodrich. He lived in Boylston, Oswego, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died on 19 December 1914, in Sandy Creek, Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Boylston, Oswego, New York, United States.

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William Clothier Whitford
Polly Rosetta Goodrich
Carl Eugene Whitford
William Verner Whitford
Minne Belle Whitford

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    Carl Eugene Whitford


    William Verner Whitford


    Minne Belle Whitford


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World Events (7)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 26

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 26

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: habitational name from a place named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ + ford ‘ford’, probably the one in Devon, although there are other places similarly named.

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

Sources (3)

  • Wm Whitford, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Whitford in household of H Whitford, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm Whitford, "New York State Census, 1865"

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