Sophia Wallace

August 1861–10 August 1907 (Age 46)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Sophia

When Sophia Wallace was born in August 1861, in Arkansas, United States, her father, John W Wallace, was 31 and her mother, Maria Louisa Powell, was 25. She lived in Sherman, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1880. She died on 10 August 1907, in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas Territory, United States.

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John W Wallace
Maria Louisa Powell
Estella Wallace
Sophia Wallace
Lee Wallace
Rennah Rowland Wallace

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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Pea Ridge

Age 1

By the time the Battle of Pea Ridge happened the Union forces had pushed Confederates through Missouri and Arkansas. This battle was important in securing Missouri for the Union and opening Arkansas for the Union.

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 14

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages.2 Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sophie H Wallace in household of James M Gates, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sophia Wallace in household of Fred Powell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sophie Wallace in household of Mariah Wallace, "United States Census, 1900"

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