Jane L. Pierce

4 October 1828–13 September 1910 (Age 81)
West Boylston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jane L.

When Jane L. Pierce was born on 4 October 1828, in West Boylston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Levi Pierce Jr, was 33 and her mother, Mary Polly Merriam, was 32. She married Leonard Wheeler Newton on 25 March 1845, in West Boylston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1855 and Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1860. She died on 13 September 1910, in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 81.

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Leonard Wheeler Newton
Jane L. Pierce
Marriage: 25 March 1845
Ellah Adelia Newton
Mary J Newton
Adeline Elizabeth J Newton

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25 March 1845
West Boylston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 35

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

Name Meaning

1 English, Welsh, and Irish: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter . In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.2 Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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  • Jane P Newton in household of William J Oatman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jane P Hentan in household of Mary J Oatman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jane P Newton in household of Leonard W Newton, "United States Census, 1860"

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