Crusetta Celena Wise

9 May 1852–27 November 1884 (Age 32)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Crusetta Celena

When Crusetta Celena Wise was born on 9 May 1852, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Andrew Wise, was 35 and her mother, Mary M. Shade, was 31. She married Samuel Brown Truax about 1873. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Union Township, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Huntingdon, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. She died on 27 November 1884, in Lock Haven, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 32.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Brown Truax
Crusetta Celena Wise
Marriage: about 1873
Louisa Truax
Lloyd Samuel Truax

Spouse and Children

about 1873


Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Wise


    Mary M. Shade




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World Events (6)


Age 11

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

Age 11

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.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 18

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

1 English: nickname for a wise or learned person, or in some cases a nickname for someone suspected of being acquainted with the occult arts, from Middle English wise ‘wise’ (Old English wīs). This name has also absorbed Dutch Wijs, a nickname meaning ‘wise’, and possibly cognates in other languages.2 Americanized form of German and Jewish Weiss ‘white’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Crausetta Sruas in household of Samuel B Sruas, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Crusetta S Wise in household of Andrew Wise, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Crusetta Lambright in entry for William L. Chilcote and Mary Lambright, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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