Sanford Withrow

20 April 1839–20 October 1917 (Age 78)
Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Sanford

When Sanford Withrow was born on 20 April 1839, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, Robert Withrow, was 39 and his mother, Mary Taylor Peter, was 32. He married Elvira Melissa Davis on 18 October 1860, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Loami, Sangamon, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 October 1917, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Sulpher Springs, Montgomery, North Carolina, United States.

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Sanford Withrow
Elvira Melissa Davis
Marriage: 18 October 1860
Minnie I Withrow
Nina L. Withrow
Charles W. Withrow
George Harlow Withrow
Guy Pierce Withrow
Paul Carlisle Withrow
Laura Alice Withrow

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 October 1860Sangamon, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 16
    Historical Boundaries: 1855: Sangamon, Illinois, United States
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 22
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    English: probably a shortened form of Witherow . This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Sanford Withrow, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
    • Sanford Withrow, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Sanford Withrow, "United States Census, 1910"

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