William Platt Squires

1847–
Connecticut, United States

The Life of William Platt

When William Platt Squires was born in 1847, in Connecticut, United States, his father, William Bishop Squire, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Barnard, was 23.

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William Bishop Squire
1806–1881
Elizabeth Barnard
1824–
Sarah E Squire
1844–
Stephen Henry Squires
1845–1903
William Platt Squires
1847–
Ann Squires
1849–

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World Events (3)

1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 1

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.
1863

Age 16

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

Age 16

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Squire .

Possible Related Names

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

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