Philip Allen Wing

Male27 August 1846–30 August 1865

Brief Life History of Philip Allen

When Philip Allen Wing was born on 27 August 1846, in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, True Wing, was 30 and his mother, Mary Ellen True, was 38. He lived in Tewksbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 15 years. He died on 30 August 1865, at the age of 19.

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True Wing
Mary Ellen True
Kate Wing
Jane Wing
Philip Allen Wing
Edward T. Wing
Willard O. Wing
Mary Antionette Wing

Sources (8)

  • Philip A Winn in household of True Winn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Philip Allen Wing, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Philip A. Wing, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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World Events (2)


Age 17

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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 17

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.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Weng (Old West Scandinavian Wenge, perhaps originally a nickname from vengi ‘pillow, cushion’).

English and Scottish: habitational name from either Wing in Buckinghamshire or Wing in Rutland. The Buckinghamshire placename probably means ‘the people of Wiwa’, from an Old English personal name Wiwa + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas. The Rutland placename and probably derives from Old Norse vengi ‘field’.

Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 榮, see Rong 4.

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

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