Miriam Josephine Walcott

7 September 1853–26 December 1872 (Age 19)
South Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Miriam Josephine

When Miriam Josephine Walcott was born on 7 September 1853, in South Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Solomon Asa Wolcott, was 33 and her mother, Ann Grimshaw, was 35. She died on 26 December 1872, at the age of 19.

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Solomon Asa Wolcott
Ann Grimshaw
Lavena Ann Wolcott
Mary Octava Walcott
Ella Elizabeth Walcott
Miriam Josephine Walcott
Charles Henry Walcott

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World Events (6)


Age 10

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

Age 10

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.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Walcott, Walcot, or Walcote, for example in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, and Wiltshire, all named in Old English with w(e)alh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’, ‘Welsh’, genitive plural wala ( see Wallace ) + cot ‘cottage’, ‘shelter’, i.e. ‘the cottage where the (Welsh-speaking) Britons lived’.

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

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  • Miriam Josephine Wolcott, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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