Herbert E Ensign

Brief Life History of Herbert E

When Herbert E Ensign was born on 14 February 1852, in Easton, Washington, New York, United States, his father, James 'Owen' Ensign, was 27 and his mother, Catharine A Kohlhammer, was 20. He married Sylvia C. Brown on 18 April 1900. He lived in Stillwater, Stillwater, Saratoga, New York, United States for about 55 years. He died on 25 December 1934, in New York, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Schaghticoke, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, New York, United States.

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Herbert E Ensign
Sylvia C. Brown
Marriage: 18 April 1900

Sources (11)

  • Herbert Ensign in household of George A Ensign, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Herbert E Ensign, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Herbert E Ensign in household of Owen J Ensign, "United States Census, 1870"

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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

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.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: of uncertain etymology. From the 16th to the 19th century, the English vocabulary word ensign denoted a junior rank of infantry officer, which may be the source of the surname.

History: James Ensign (known as ‘the Puritan’) was born in Chilham, Kent,England, in 1606 and came to Hartford, CT, before 1644.

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

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