Edward A. Chilson

18 August 1861–
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Edward A.

When Edward A. Chilson was born on 18 August 1861, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Philetus O Chilson, was 30 and his mother, Jane E Braman, was 26. He lived in Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1865.

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Philetus O Chilson
Jane E Braman
Noah Philetus Chilson
Adella Eaton Chilson
Willie Chilson
Emma Viola Chilson
Edward A. Chilson

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World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 2

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 35

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Chilson in Oxfordshire, named with Old English cild ‘young man’ ( see Child ) + tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward Chilson in household of Felatus Chilson, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Edward A. Chilson, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"
  • Edw. A. Chilson, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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