William Eugene Culver

8 February 1848–15 June 1928 (Age 80)
Summit, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Eugene

When William Eugene Culver was born on 8 February 1848, in Summit, Ohio, United States, his father, William Culver, was 46 and his mother, Susan Wordell Kirby, was 38. He married Charlotte Irene Hickman on 23 November 1871, in Knox, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Wataga, Knox, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Sparta Township, Knox, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 June 1928, in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States.

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William Eugene Culver
Charlotte Irene Hickman
Marriage: 23 November 1871
Ida Ann Culver
Emma Luella Culver
Jacob Warner Culver
William Warren Culver
Frank Eugene Culver
Clyde David Culver
Blanche Beatrice Culver
Richard Joseph Oglesby Culver

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23 November 1871
Knox, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 12

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 22

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: from Old English culfre ‘dove’ (Late Latin columbula, a diminutive of columba), which Reaney suggests was used as a term of endearment. It may therefore have been applied as nickname for a lovelorn youth or perhaps for someone who used the expression indiscriminately. Otherwise, it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of doves or a nickname for someone bearing some fancied resemblance to a dove, such as mildness of temper.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm E Culver in household of Wm Culver, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Willilam E Culver, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William E Culser, "United States Census, 1880"

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