Joseph Whiting Lincoln

Male25 January 1859–5 April 1924

Brief Life History of Joseph Whiting

When Joseph Whiting Lincoln was born on 25 January 1859, in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, George Lincoln, was 61 and his mother, Salome Whiting, was 39. His occupation is listed as famous water fowl decoy carver in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 5 April 1924, in Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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  • Joseph Lincoln, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph Whiting Lincoln, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Joseph Whiting Lincoln, "Find A Grave Index"

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Age 4

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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 4

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.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Lincoln, so named from an original British name Lindo- ‘lake’ + Latin colonia ‘settlement, colony’. The place was an important administrative center during the Roman occupation of Britain and in the Middle Ages it was a center for the manufacture of cloth, including the famous ‘Lincoln green’.

African American: adoption of the surname in 1 above, in honor of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the US, who abolished slavery.

History: Abraham Lincoln (1809–65), 16th president of the US, was the son of an illiterate laborer, descended from Samuel Lincoln, who had emigrated from England to MA in 1637.

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

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