Reuben Charles Dewey

Brief Life History of Reuben Charles

When Reuben Charles Dewey was born on 31 July 1869, in Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Dewey, was 35 and his mother, Mary Ann Gorse, was 39. He died on 30 October 1878, in Derbyshire, England, at the age of 9.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Dewey
Mary Ann Gorse
William Dewey
Alice Dewey
Ada Agnes Dewey
Thomas Herbert Dewey
Arthur James Dewey
Alma Willard Dewey
Ernest Edwin Dewey
Reuben Charles Dewey
Alfred Henry Dewey

Sources (5)

  • Reuben C Dewey in household of Thos Dewey, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Reuben Charles Dewey, "England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Reuben Charles Dewey, "England and Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

World Events (3)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1870 · Giving all the right to vote

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

1872 · The First National Park

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

Welsh: from the personal name Dewi, Welsh form of David . In some cases the name may arise from the dedication of parish churches in places called Llanddewi (Saint David's), of which there are several.

Anglicized form of a French Huguenot name of uncertain form and origin. Traditionally it is recorded as Douai, a habitational name from a city so named in northern France, but it could also be from Old Norman French du we(z) ‘of the ford’, from a variant of standard French gué ‘ford’.

In some cases possibly also an Americanized form of Dutch De Weij (archaic De Wey): cognate of Van der Weij (see Wey ).

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

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