William Henry Church

10 August 1812–15 November 1878 (Age 66)
St. Albans, Somerset, Maine, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Church was born on 10 August 1812, in St. Albans, Somerset, Maine, United States, his father, Jonathan Jonas Church, was 39 and his mother, Charity Daniels, was 37. He married Irene Church in 1830, in Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in West Point, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States in 1860 and Wisconsin, United States in 1870. He died on 15 November 1878, in Lodi, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 66.

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William Henry Church
Irene Church
Marriage: 1830
Hannah Church
Hial Church
Joseph Church
Frank Church

Spouse and Children

Ontario, Canada


    Hannah Church


    Hial Church


    Joseph Church



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World Events (8)


Age 2

Historical Boundaries: 1814: Somerset, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Somerset, Maine, United States
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 18

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic surname for someone who lived near a church. The word comes from Old English cyrice, ultimately from medieval Greek kyrikon, for earlier kyriakōn (dōma) ‘(house) of the Lord’, from kyrios ‘lord’.2 Translation of German Kirch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Church, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Church, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm. Church in entry for Hial Church and Rozilla E. Odell, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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