William S McCaskell

Brief Life History of William S

When William S McCaskell was born in 1863, in Louisiana, United States, his father, William McCaskell, was 21 and his mother, Ellen Jerusha Tippen, was 20.

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William McCaskell
1842–
Ellen Jerusha Tippen
1843–
William S McCaskell
1863–
Ameline McCaskell
1878–
Walter Benjamin McCaskill
1880–1914

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  • William S Mccaskell in household of W Mccaskell, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (3)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

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.

1868 · Louisiana Is Readmitted Into the Union

Louisiana was readmitted into the Union.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Asgaill ‘son of Asgall’, a shortened Gaelic form of the Old Norse personal name Ásketill, composed of the elements óss, áss ‘god’ + ketill ‘sacrificial cauldron, helmet’.

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

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