William Lincoln Engle

19 September 1860–11 April 1942 (Age 81)
Wells, Indiana, United States

The Life of William Lincoln

When William Lincoln Engle was born on 19 September 1860, in Wells, Indiana, United States, his father, Isaac Clayton Engle, was 25 and his mother, Ann Hopkins, was 20. He married Mary Elizabeth Hilton on 28 September 1883, in Wells, Indiana, United States. He lived in Nottingham Township, Wells, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Cleveland Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. He died on 11 April 1942, at the age of 81.

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William Lincoln Engle
Mary Elizabeth Hilton
Marriage: 28 September 1883

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28 September 1883
Wells, Indiana, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 22

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Engel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Engle, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William L Engle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • W L Engle, "United States Census, 1910"

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