Cynthia A. Donehew

17 November 1847–7 June 1860 (Age 12)
Putnamville, Warren Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States

The Life of Cynthia A.

When Cynthia A. Donehew was born on 17 November 1847, in Putnamville, Warren Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States, her father, Martin Donehew, was 37 and her mother, Cynthia Ann Dyer, was 35. She lived in Franklin Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 7 June 1860, at the age of 12.

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Martin Donehew
Cynthia Ann Dyer
Sarah Donehew
William L Donehew
Leightman Donehew
Abel Benton Donehew
Cynthia A. Donehew
Martin Owen Donehew

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World Events (2)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 4

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 9

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

Respelling of Irish Donahue .

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

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  • Cyntha Donnahue in household of Martin Donnahue, "United States Census, 1850"

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