Joseph Litherland

25 March 1841–14 June 1910 (Age 69)
Wabash, Illinois, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Litherland was born on 25 March 1841, in Wabash, Illinois, United States, his father, William O Litherland, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Wood, was 31. He married Catherine Ann Seibert on 12 November 1865, in Lancaster, Wabash, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Friendsville Election Precinct, Wabash, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 14 June 1910, in Friendsville, Wabash, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Wabash Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Orio, Wabash, Illinois, United States.

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Joseph Litherland
Catherine Ann Seibert
Marriage: 12 November 1865
Charles Francis Ogle Litherland
Elizabeth Catherine Litherland
Leah Belle Litherland
Flora May Litherland
Harriett "Hattie" Jane Litherland

Spouse and Children

12 November 1865
Lancaster, Wabash, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 7

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 20

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: habitational name from the district so called near Liverpool, consisting of Uplitherland and Downlitherland. The place name is derived from Old Norse hlíðar, genitive of hlíð ‘slope’ + land ‘land’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Litherland, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph Litherland, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph Litherland, "United States Census, 1880"

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