Winter Davis North Sr.

MaleAugust 1855–1915

Brief Life History of Winter Davis

When Winter Davis North Sr. was born in August 1855, in Maryland, United States, his father, Henry Hezikiah North, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Ann Horner, was 34. He married Emma C. Sherwood on 23 December 1895, in District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States for about 10 years and District 5, Allegany, Maryland, United States in 1900. He died in 1915, at the age of 60, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

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Winter Davis North Sr.
Florence A. Work
Edith Cecil North
Chester G. North
Melville Frank North

Sources (8)

  • Winter D. North, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Winter D North, "District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950"
  • W D North in entry for Edith Cecil Jenkins, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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World Events (8)


Age 8

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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 8

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.

1872 · The First National Park

Age 17

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English north ‘north’, denoting someone who had migrated from the north, especially someone from northern England living in the south of the country. It may also have been used to denote someone living in the northern part of a settlement or region.

Irish: in Ireland, adopted for Mac an Ultaigh ‘son of the Ulsterman’, Ulster being the northern part of Ireland.

German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with a cognate of Old High German nord ‘north’.

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

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