William Alexander Caster

15 July 1839–17 October 1921 (Age 82)
Preble, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of William Alexander

When William Alexander Caster was born on 15 July 1839, in Preble, Ohio, United States, his father, James Castor, was 30 and his mother, Rebecca Juliett Ann Wilkinson, was 20. He married Adalaide S. Wilder on 22 March 1868, in Jay, Indiana, United States. He lived in Wayne Township, Jay, Indiana, United States for about 30 years and Pike Township, Jay, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 17 October 1921, in Jay, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Salamonia Cemetery, Salamonia, Madison Township, Jay, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Alexander Caster
1839–1921
Margaret Jane Miller
1862–1958
Marriage: 9 May 1882
Eva Almeda Caster
1883–1963
Charles Ellis Caster
1884–1974
Harland Austin Caster
1886–1968
Alda Ruth Caster
1888–1947
Lawrence Edgar Caster
1890–1977
Granville Hadley Caster
1892–1973
Edna Glenn Caster
1895–1979
Clara Jane Caster
1897–1980
Truman "True" Caster
1899–1900
Clarence Willis CASTER
1901–1990

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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy
Age 2
The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
Age 21
Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1863
Age 24
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Castor .2 Americanized spelling of German Kaster .

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

Possible Related Names

Castor
Kaster

Sources (26)

  • William A Caster, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Castor in household of James Castor, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Caster in household of James Castor, "United States Census, 1850"

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