Alvan W. Dewey

1860–1878 (Age 17)
Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, United States

The Life of Alvan W.

When Alvan W. Dewey was born on 3 February 1860, in Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, United States, his father, Wilson Asa Dewey, was 31 and his mother, Julia M Waite, was 31. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870. He died in 1878, in Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Waite Hill, Lake, Ohio, United States.

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Wilson Asa Dewey
Julia M Waite
Ella S. Dewey
Ida Mae Dewey
Walter L. Dewey
Alvan W. Dewey
Clara H. Dewey

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World Events (8)


Age 3

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

Age 3

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.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 6

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from the personal name Dewi, Welsh form of David .2 Anglicized form of a French Huguenot name of uncertain form and origin. Traditionally it is recorded as Douai, from a place in northern France, but it could also be from Old Norman French du we(z) ‘of the ford’, from a variant of standard French gué ‘ford’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alvin W Dewy in household of Acey W Dewy, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alvin W. Dewey, "Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997"
  • Alvan W Dewey, "Find A Grave Index"

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