Charles Henry Rear

1852–2 May 1892 (Age 40)
Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Henry

When Charles Henry Rear was born in 1852, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William Dodson Ward Rear, was 26 and his mother, Lucinda Scott, was 19. He married Elizabeth Tenant Williams on 8 April 1875, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 2 May 1892, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 40.

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Charles Henry Rear
Elizabeth Tenant Williams
Marriage: 8 April 1875
Gerttie Rear
Hugh Percival Rear
Etta Rear
Louise E. Rear
William C Rear
Virginia Margueritte Rear

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 April 1875Davidson, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh
    Age 10
    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1865 · Sultana Tragedy
    Age 13
    In April of 1865, the steamboat the Sultana exploded. The Civil War had been over for awhile so this was considered the worst maritime disaster in US history. Compared to the Titanic where 1,512 people were killed, 1,8000 soldiers were killed on the Sultana. Confederate soldiers that weeks earlier had been fighting with Union soldiers were now fighting to save their lives.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lincolnshire): apparently a nickname from Middle English rere ‘rear, hindmost; soft-cooked’, although the precise application is unclear.

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

    Sources (8)

    • Charles Rear in entry for Hugh P Rear and Aline Semel, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"
    • Charles Rear in entry for Hugh Percy Rear, "Louisiana, Orleans Parish Death Records and Certificates, 1835-1954"
    • Charles Henry Rear in entry for Virginia Margueritte Rear, "Tennessee Births and Christenings, 1828-1939"

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