Charlotte Elizabeth Squire

6 June 1816–2 August 1907 (Age 91)
West Granville, Granville, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Charlotte Elizabeth

When Charlotte Elizabeth Squire was born on 6 June 1816, in West Granville, Granville, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Asa Bishop Squire, was 45 and her mother, Charlotte Weld, was 34. She lived in Sennett, Cayuga, New York, United States for about 25 years and Auburn, Cayuga, New York, United States in 1900. She died on 2 August 1907, in New York, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Sennett, Cayuga, New York, United States.

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Asa Bishop Squire
Charlotte Weld
Elvira Abigail Squire
Samuel Weld Squire
William Bishop Squire
Mary Ann Squire
Saxton Hall Squire
Charlotte Elizabeth Squire
Edwin Saxton Squire
Melissa Phelps Squire

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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 11

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 30

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

Name Meaning

English: status name from Middle English squyer ‘esquire’, ‘a man belonging to the feudal rank immediately below that of knight’ (from Old French esquier ‘shield bearer’). At first it denoted a young man of good birth attendant on a knight, or by extension any attendant or servant, but by the 14th century the meaning had been generalized, and referred to social status rather than age. By the 17th century, the term denoted any member of the landed gentry, but this is unlikely to have influenced the development of the surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth C Squire in household of William H Meaker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • C E Squ*, "New York, State Census, 1875"
  • Charlotte Square in household of Edward Munson, "United States Census, 1860"

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