Samuel Alley

Male1857–

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Alley was born in 1857, in South Berwick, York, Maine, United States, his father, Samuel Alley, was 41 and his mother, Harriet, was 33.

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Samuel Alley
1817–
Harriet
1825–
Gratia M. Alley
1842–
Cornelia Alley
1847–
Samuel Alley
1857–

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    World Events (3)

    1863

    Age 6

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 6

    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.

    1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

    Age 41

    During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Ally, Alli, as forms such as Johannes filius Alli (Norfolk, 1205) make clear. It may be a pet form of Alexander , Alan , Alice , or Alison , or a survival of Old Danish Alli, Old Swedish Alle, found as Alli in the Domesday Book.

    In some cases also an altered form of French Hallé (see Halle 2) or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.

    Variant of Allee 2, a surname of French origin.

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

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