Charles Ira Widger

Brief Life History of Charles Ira

When Charles Ira Widger was born on 7 January 1851, in Shickshinny, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Giles Richard N Widger, was 32 and his mother, Rachel Beach Dodson, was 18. He had at least 1 son. He lived in Salem Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 September 1908, in Catawissa, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Catawissa, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Charles Ira Widger
Daniel Bruce Widger

Sources (5)

  • Charles Widgie in household of Giles R N Widgie, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles Ira Widger, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Charles Widger - male

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

1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Devon): from the Old English personal nameWihtgār, composed of the elements wiht ‘elf’ +gār ‘spear’.

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

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