Christiana Trowbridge

Brief Life History of Christiana

When Christiana Trowbridge was born on 24 January 1858, in Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States, her father, Hiram T Trowbridge, was 39 and her mother, Maria Avery, was 36. She married James Pollock in 1878, in Monroe Township, Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Monroe Township, Linn, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died on 17 April 1918, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 60.

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James Pollock
Christiana Trowbridge
Marriage: 1878
Hattie Pollock
Clifford London Pollock
Amanda C Pollock
James Jr. Pollock

Sources (27)

  • Christiana Trobridge in household of Hyram Trobridge, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Christy Anna Trowbridge Cain, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Christanna Pollock, "Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992"

World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.


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

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire): habitational name from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, named from Old English trēow ‘tree’ + brycg ‘bridge’; the name probably referred to a felled trunk serving as a rough-and-ready bridge.

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

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