Charles Skinner

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Skinner was born about 1831, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Hiram H Skinner, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Matilda Stiles, was 23. He was buried in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Charles Skinner
1831–1863
Harriet B Elmer
1843–1904

Sources (3)

  • Charles B Skinner in household of Hiram Skinner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Charles B. Skinner, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Charles B Skinner in household of Hiram Skinner, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (7)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1843

At the meeting of the General Assembly of Connecticut in May, 1845, upon the petition of Harvey Elmer and others the town was divided into East Windsor and South Windsor.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who stripped the hide from animals to be used in the production of fur garments, or to be tanned for leather, from Middle English skinner ‘skinner’, an agent derivative of Middle English skin(n) ‘hide, pelt’ (Old Norse skinn).

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

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