Kimball Severence Field

7 October 1873–4 July 1908 (Age 34)
Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Kimball Severence

When Kimball Severence Field was born on 7 October 1873, in Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Reuben Wright Field, was 53 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Severance, was 36. He lived in Buckland, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. He died on 4 July 1908, at the age of 34, and was buried in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Reuben Wright Field
Mary Elizabeth Severance
Kimball Severence Field

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

Age 13

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived on land which had been cleared of forest, but not brought into cultivation, from Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, as opposed on the one hand to æcer ‘cultivated soil’, ‘enclosed land’ ( see Acker ) and on the other to weald ‘wooded land’, ‘forest’ ( see Wald ).2 Possibly also Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McField ( see Mcphail ).3 Jewish (American): Americanized and shortened form of any of the many Jewish surnames containing Feld.

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

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Sources (3)

  • S Field in household of Ruben W Field, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Kimball Severence Field, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Kimball Severance Field, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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