Stillman Parker Willard

4 July 1836–25 September 1905 (Age 69)
Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Stillman Parker

When Stillman Parker Willard was born on 4 July 1836, in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Daniel Willard, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Shackford Carr, was 24. He married Verona Emeline Ferson on 20 July 1863, in Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. He died on 25 September 1905, in Salem, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Hilldale Cemetery, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Stillman Parker Willard
Verona Emeline Ferson
Marriage: 20 July 1863
Blanche Willard

Spouse and Children

20 July 1863
Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States


    Blanche Willard


Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Willard


    Sarah Shackford Carr




    Stillman P Willard



    Sarah A. Willard


    Mary Anna S. Willard


World Events (7)


Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 27

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wil ‘will’, ‘desire’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.2 Probably an Americanized form of the German cognate Willhardt ( see Willert ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Stilman Willard in household of John N Webster, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Stilman P Willard in household of Sarah S Willard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Stillman S Willard in household of Daniel Willard, "United States Census, 1850"

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