Eva M. Weston

Female25 March 1862–17 February 1917

Brief Life History of Eva M.

When Eva M. Weston was born on 25 March 1862, in Reading, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, her father, William Weston, was 48 and her mother, Lydia Miner, was 35. She had at least 1 son with Andrew Wood. She lived in Camden, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1870. She died on 17 February 1917, at the age of 54.

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Andrew Wood
1860–
Eva M. Weston
1862–1917
Berne C. Wood
1880–

Sources (5)

  • Eva Weston in household of William Weston, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elva M Wood in entry for Berne C Wood, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Eva M. Wood in entry for Berne C. Wood, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 1

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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 1

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.

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 17

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

English:

habitational name from any of numerous places called Weston, from Old English west ‘west’ + tūn ‘farmstead, settlement’.

topographic name from Middle English atte west tun(e) ‘at the west farmstead, settlement’ (Old English west + tūn), or from Middle English (bi) weste(n)tune (Old English be westan tūne or be west in tūne), denoting someone who lived either to the west of a settlement or in the western part of a settlement. The latter was a common surname in Sussex.

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

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