William Sanford Gehres

31 August 1858–20 December 1944 (Age 86)
Owasco, Clay Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States

The Life of William Sanford

When William Sanford Gehres was born on 31 August 1858, in Owasco, Clay Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States, his father, Godfrey F Gehres, was 30 and his mother, Helena B Troxell, was 27. He died on 20 December 1944, in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Pyrmont Cemetery, Pyrmont, Clay Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States.

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William Sanford Gehres
1858–1944
Anna C Newhart
1864–1890
Harry Newhart Gehres
1890–

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    Harry Newhart Gehres

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 5

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

Age 5

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.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Gehring . Compare Gehris .

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

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  • William S Gehres, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • William S. Gehres, "Find A Grave Index"

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