Samuel Alden Eastman

Brief Life History of Samuel Alden

When Samuel Alden Eastman was born on 14 October 1847, in Edmunds, East Central Washington Territory, Washington, Maine, United States, his father, Thomas Crocker Eastman, was 42 and his mother, Mary Wilder, was 41. He married Alice Jane Chapin on 5 April 1876, in Milford, Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Milford, Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1920. He died in United States.

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Samuel Alden Eastman
Alice Jane Chapin
Marriage: 5 April 1876
Gilbert Clarence Eastman

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  • Samuel A Eastman in household of Polly W Holbrook, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Alden Eastman, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Samuel Alden Eastman, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

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 This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856.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


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

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Estmund (Old English Ēastmund, from ēast ‘east’ + mund ‘protection’). See also Esmond .

English: occasionally a variant of Heasman, a topographic name for a dweller ‘(in the) brushwood’, from Old English hǣse ‘brushwood’ + mann (compare Hayes 3).

Americanized form (translation into English) of Swedish Östman (see Ostman ) and North German Ostmann or Östmann (see Oestmann ).

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

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