Esther Washburn

6 July 1857–1937 (Age 79)
Clark, Illinois, United States

The Life of Esther

When Esther Washburn was born on 6 July 1857, in Clark, Illinois, United States, her father, Isaac Washburn, was 33 and her mother, Nancy West, was 32. She married Charles R Dooley on 29 November 1905, in Turon, Reno, Kansas, United States. She lived in Wabash Township, Clark, Illinois, United States for about 40 years and Miami Township, Reno, Kansas, United States for about 15 years. She died in 1937, in Turon, Reno, Kansas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Turon Cemetery, Turon, Reno, Kansas, United States.

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Charles R Dooley
Esther Washburn
Marriage: 29 November 1905

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29 November 1905
Turon, Reno, Kansas, United States

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World Events (8)

1858 · A House Divided

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Northern English: topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Washburn river in West Yorkshire, so named from the Old English personal name Walc + Old English burna ‘stream’. The river name is first recorded as Walke(s)burna in the early 12th century.

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

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  • Ester Washburn in household of John A Washburn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Esther Dooley in household of Charles R Dooley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ester Washburn in household of Isaac Washburn, "United States Census, 1860"

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