Lucretia Howe

23 September 1802–30 September 1893 (Age 91)
Princeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Lucretia

When Lucretia Howe was born on 23 September 1802, in Princeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Adonijah Howe, was 28 and her mother, Betsey Merrick, was 24. She married Jesse S. Wickwire about 1820, in United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Newstead, Erie, New York, United States in 1855. She died on 30 September 1893, in Princeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Princeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Jesse S. Wickwire
Lucretia Howe
Marriage: about 1820
Andrew Wickwire

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  • Marriage
    about 1820United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1803 · The U.S doubles in size
    Age 1
    The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 25
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    Name Meaning

    1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a small hill or a man-made mound or barrow, Middle English how (Old Norse haugr), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Howe in Norfolk and North Yorkshire.2 English: variant of Hugh .3 Jewish (American): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Lucretia Howe in household of Albert C Howe, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Lucretia Howe in household of Albert C Howe, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Lucretia Wickwire in household of Jesse S Wickwire, "United States Census, 1860"

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