Chestina A. Wing

Female7 August 1850–16 April 1883

Brief Life History of Chestina A.

When Chestina A. Wing was born on 7 August 1850, in Franklin Plantation, Oxford, Maine, United States, her father, Elbridge Geary Wing, was 39 and her mother, Silence K. Hopkins, was 35. She married Reuben Lovejoy Andrews on 3 October 1869, in Franklin Plantation, Oxford, Maine, United States. She lived in Maine, United States in 1870 and Paris, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. She died on 16 April 1883, in Franklin Plantation, Oxford, Maine, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Peru, Oxford, Maine, United States.

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David Turner Corbett
Chestina A. Wing
Marriage: 31 May 1870
John Putnam Corbett
Cora Agnes Corbett

Sources (10)

  • Justina A Corbit in household of David T Corbit, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Christenia A. Wing, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Chestina A Wing, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    31 May 1870Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States
  • Children (2)

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    World Events (7)

    1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

    Age 1

    "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 This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856.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 13

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 13

    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

    English: from the Middle English personal name Weng (Old West Scandinavian Wenge, perhaps originally a nickname from vengi ‘pillow, cushion’).

    English and Scottish: habitational name from either Wing in Buckinghamshire or Wing in Rutland. The Buckinghamshire placename probably means ‘the people of Wiwa’, from an Old English personal name Wiwa + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas. The Rutland placename and probably derives from Old Norse vengi ‘field’.

    Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 榮, see Rong 4.

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

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