Edward P. Staples

28 April 1843–22 November 1924 (Age 81)
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of Edward P.

When Edward P. Staples was born on 28 April 1843, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, Alfred Staples, was 31 and his mother, Hannah Sweetsir Chase, was 28. He married Mary Elizabeth Oxnard on 24 August 1871, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Portland Ward 7, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States for about 20 years. He died on 22 November 1924, at the age of 81.

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Edward P. Staples
Mary Elizabeth Oxnard
Marriage: 24 August 1871
Catherine Oxnard Staples

Spouse and Children

24 August 1871
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States


    Catherine Oxnard Staples


Parents and Siblings

    Alfred Staples


    Hannah Sweetsir Chase




    Edwin Augustus Staples


    Horatio Staples


    William Alfred Staples


    Ann Louisa Staples



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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 This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856.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 22

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Staple .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward P Staples, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edward P Staples, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edward P Staples, "United States Census, 1910"

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