Sylvanus King Squier

1842–1909 (Age 67)
Nicholson, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Sylvanus

When Sylvanus King Squier was born in 1842, in Nicholson, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joshua Horton Squier, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Green, was 28. He married Mary Ann Harrington on 26 January 1864, in Nicholson, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lathrop Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Hop Bottom, Lathrop Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 1 June 1909, at the age of 67, and was buried in Lathrop Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sylvanus King Squier
Mary Ann Harrington
Marriage: 26 January 1864
Lloyd Edward Squier
Henrietta F Squier
Anginette A Squier
Arthur B Squier
Bertha Lillie Squier

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 January 1864Nicholson, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
    Age 21
    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.

    Name Meaning

    1 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

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

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    Sources (7)

    • S K Squires, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Sylvenas Squires in household of J H Squires, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sylvanus Squires in household of H Squires, "United States Census, 1850"

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