Robert Woolsey

1841–from 1860 to 1897 (Age 19)
Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Woolsey was born in 1841, in Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, United States, his father, Henry Woolsey Jr., was 44 and his mother, Polly Sommers, was 40. He died from 1860 to 1897, in Ohio, Indiana, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Henry Woolsey Jr.
Polly Sommers
Susanna Woolsey
Sarah Woolsey
Arvillela Cordelia ( Delia) Woolsey
Abigail Woolsey
Mary Woolsey
John Sommers Woolsey
Beulah Keziah Woolsey
Robert Woolsey

Parents and Siblings



    Susanna Woolsey


    Sarah Woolsey


    Arvillela Cordelia ( Delia) Woolsey


    Abigail Woolsey


    Mary Woolsey


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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 0

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 15

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Wulsi, Old English Wulfsige, composed of the elements wulf ‘wolf’ + sige ‘victory’.

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

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  • Robert Woolsey in household of Polly Woolsey, "United States Census, 1860"

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