Francis P Guptill

30 January 1848–5 May 1864 (Age 16)
Waterbury, Washington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Francis P

When Francis P Guptill was born on 30 January 1848, in Waterbury, Washington, Vermont, United States, his father, Benjamin Rhodes Guptil, was 45 and his mother, Lucy Sheldon, was 21. He died on 5 May 1864, in Crystal Lake, Marquette, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 16.

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Benjamin Rhodes Guptil
Lucy Sheldon
Freeman Edmund Guptill
Eli Benjamin Guptil
Frank H Cornelius Guptil
Francis P Guptill
Lucinda G Guptil
Roena P Guptill
Almira P Guptill
Lewis Stiller Guptill

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World Events (3)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 6

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1864 · St. Albans Raid

Age 16

St. Albans Raid took place on October 19, 1864. It was a Confederate raid from Canada into Union territory. Confederate soldiers that were in Canada raided the town of St. Albans killed one person and robbed three banks.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained. It is said to be a variant of Gubtail, which is likewise unexplained. This name is found predominantly in ME.

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

Sources (1)

  • Frank Guptil in household of Justin Abbott, "United States Census, 1860"

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