John Withee

Male21 January 1843–4 February 1902

Brief Life History 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
Mary Loana Warren
Marriage: 3 September 1865
Albert Withee
about 1878–

Sources (8)

  • John Withee in household of Samuel Withee, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Withee, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • John Withee, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 September 1865Winslow, Kennebec, Maine, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    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 This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856.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."


    Age 20

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

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of English Withey .

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

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