Edward Church

1833–3 August 1863 (Age 30)
Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Edward

When Edward Church was born in 1833, in Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Nathan B. Church, was 20 and his mother, Jennett, was 18. He married Elvira Lucy Howard on 3 August 1858, in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Roxbury, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1860. He died on 3 August 1863, in Roxbury, Roxbury, Oxford, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Massachusetts, United States.

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Edward Church
Elvira Lucy Howard
Marriage: 3 August 1858
Charles E Church

Spouse and Children

3 August 1858
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


    Charles E Church


Parents and Siblings

    Nathan B. Church






World Events (4)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 13

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 30

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Edward Church, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Edward Church, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Edward Church, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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