William James Case

25 September 1833–13 August 1880 (Age 46)
Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, United States

The Life of William James

When William James Case was born on 25 September 1833, in Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, United States, his father, David Case, was 35 and his mother, Sylvia Cronckhite, was 27. He married Sarah H. Culver on 15 October 1868. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Rensselaer, New York, United States in 1870. He died on 13 August 1880, at the age of 46, and was buried in Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, United States.

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William James Case
Sarah H. Culver
Marriage: 15 October 1868
Charles W. Case
Nellie Sarah Case
Fred Smith Case

Spouse and Children

15 October 1868


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World Events (6)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 13

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 30

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

Name Meaning

1 English: from Anglo-Norman French cas(s)e ‘case’, ‘container’ (from Latin capsa), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of boxes or chests.2 Americanized spelling of French Caisse .3 Americanized spelling of Kaas .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Case, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Case in household of David Case, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm J Case in household of David Case, "United States Census, 1850"

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