John Withee

21 January 1843–4 February 1902 (Age 59)
Winslow, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Withee was born on 21 January 1843, in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine, United States, his father, Samuel Withee Jr., was 30 and his mother, Mariah Nichols, was 27. He married Mary Loana Warren on 3 September 1865, in Winslow, Kennebec, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 4 February 1902, in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 59.

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John Withee
1843–1902
Mary Loana Warren
1846–
Marriage: 3 September 1865
Albert Withee
1878–

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World Events (8)

1846
Age 3
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition
Age 8
"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."
1863
Age 20
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of English Withey .

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

Possible Related Names

Withey

Sources (8)

  • John Withee in household of Samuel Withee, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Withee in household of Samuel Withee, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Wither, "United States Census, 1880"

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