Uriah Castor

Male29 January 1853–17 June 1929

Brief Life History of Uriah

When Uriah Castor was born on 29 January 1853, in Forward Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Benjamin Castor, was 40 and his mother, Sara Jane Armstrong, was 41. He married Virginia J. Mitchell in 1873, in Forward Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. In 1920, at the age of 67, his occupation is listed as coal miner in Forward Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 17 June 1929, in Forward Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Elizabeth, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Uriah Castor
Virginia J. Mitchell
Marriage: 1873
Sara Castor
William H Castor
Mary G Castor
Louella Caster
Annie E Caster
Clara Belle Castor
Benjamin Frank Caster
Nettie Jane Castor
Alice Castor
Fredrick Joseph Caster Sr

Sources (10)

  • Uriah Castor in household of Benjamin Castor, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966
  • Uriah Castor in entry for William Baker and Mame Castor, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1873Forward Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 10

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

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 10

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 22

    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

    French, German, Spanish, and West Indian (mainly Haiti): from the Latin personal name Castor, borne by one of the Greco-Roman mythological Dioscuri twins (the other being Pollux) and by several early Christian saints (see Kastor 1).

    English (Nottinghamshire): habitational name from any of the places called Caistor, in Lincolnshire, Caister in Norfolk, or Castor in Northamptonshire, all named with Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or town’.

    German: humanistic surname, a translation into Latin of Biber , from castor ‘beaver’.

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

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