Wellington E. Kneeland

30 January 1858–14 December 1903 (Age 45)
Albany Township, Oxford, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Wellington E.

When Wellington E. Kneeland was born on 30 January 1858, in Albany Township, Oxford, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Cyrus Kneeland, was 37 and his mother, Eliza Hazelton, was 37. He married Ella May Proal on 6 September 1893, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Albany Township, Oxford, Maine, United States for about 20 years and Rollinsford, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States in 1900. He died on 14 December 1903, in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in South Berwick, York, Maine, United States.

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Wellington E. Kneeland
Ella May Proal
Marriage: 6 September 1893
Abigail B. Kneeland

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  • Marriage
    6 September 1893Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 5
    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 14
    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

    Irish: Anglicized form of Ó Nialláin (see Nealon ). This surname is rare in Britain.History: Family tradition holds that John Kneeland, born in 1575 in Glasgow, Scotland, came with his brother Edward to Massachusetts Bay c. 1630 on board one of his father's vessels freighted with provisions for the Pilgrims, and that he settled near Boston. His grandson Samuel Kneeland (1697–1769) was a printer who published the Boston Gazette from 1741 to 1755.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Wellington E Kneeland in household of C Kneeland, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Wellington E Kneland in household of Cyrus Kneland, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Wallington Kneeland in entry for Abbie Bartlett Kneeland, "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909"

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