Charles Truax

1859–before 1900 (Age 41)
Schenectady, New York, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Truax was born in 1859, in Schenectady, New York, United States, his father, Peter Truax, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Truax, was 28. He married Mary Vedder on 30 May 1878. He lived in Glenville, Schenectady, New York, United States in 1875. He died before 1900, in New York, United States, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

Charles Truax
Mary Vedder
Marriage: 30 May 1878

Spouse and Children

30 May 1878
Glenville,New York

Parents and Siblings

    Peter Truax


    Margaret Truax




    Henry A Truax



World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 4

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.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 11

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French du Trieux, a habitational name from Trieux in Meurthe-et-Moselle, in northeastern France.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • C Truax in household of Esty Hart, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Charles T Truax in household of Peter Truax, "United States Census, 1860"

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