Augustus W. Pendexter

19 May 1845–18 December 1899 (Age 54)
Glenburn, Penobscot, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Augustus W.

When Augustus W. Pendexter was born on 19 May 1845, in Glenburn, Penobscot, Maine, United States, his father, Edmond Pendexter, was 41 and his mother, Sarah H Reed, was 19. He married Mary J. Alexander on 1 May 1872, in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Hudson, Penobscot, Maine, United States in 1860 and Maine, United States in 1870. In 1899, at the age of 54, his occupation is listed as farmer in Maine, United States. He died on 18 December 1899, in Glenburn, Penobscot, Maine, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Penobscot, Maine, United States.

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Augustus W. Pendexter
Mary J. Alexander
Marriage: 1 May 1872
George W Pendexter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1872Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition
    Age 6
    "In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."
    Age 18
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Variant of English and French Poindexter .

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

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    Sources (15)

    • A W Pendexter, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Augustus W Pendexter in household of Edmund Pendexter, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Augustis Pendexter in household of John H Reed, "United States Census, 1870"

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