Harriett O Washburn

FemaleAugust 1853–29 April 1913

Brief Life History of Harriett O

When Harriett O Washburn was born in August 1853, in Macomb, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Perry Stevens Washburn, was 31 and her mother, Percy Smith, was 29. She married Frederick Gilbert Sterling on 1 January 1872, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She died on 29 April 1913, in Macomb, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in St. Lawrence, New York, United States.

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Frederick Gilbert Sterling
Harriett O Washburn
Marriage: 1 January 1872
Jennie Anna Sterling
Amy Sterling
Percy Sterling
Perry George Sterling
Margaret Sterling
Josephine V. Sterling
Flora L Sterling

Sources (17)

  • Harriett O Sterling in household of Fred G Sterling, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Harriet Washburn in entry for Alfred L. Henry and Flora L. Sterling, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Harriett O Sterling, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1872New York, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 10

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 10

    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.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 17

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Great and Little Washbourne (Gloucestershire), or Washbourne in Halwell (Devon). The Gloucestershire placename derives from Old English wæsse (genitive wæssan) ‘wet place, swamp, marsh’ + burna ‘spring, stream’. The Devon placename derives from Old English wæsce ‘place for washing’ + burna.

    History: John Washburn came to MA in 1626 and settled in Duxbury, MA, in 1632.

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

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