Dwight Amos Searle

1840–1863 (Age 23)
Granville, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Dwight Amos

When Dwight Amos Searle was born in 1840, in Granville, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Franklin James Searle, was 27 and his mother, Susan Olive Gillett, was 22. He lived in Tyringham, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1860. He died on 13 April 1863, in Granville, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Franklin James Searle
Susan Olive Gillett
Melvin F. Searle
Dwight Amos Searle
Lucy A. Searle
George Monroe Searle
Julius Fernando Searle
Margaret Elizabeth Searle
Jay Carl Searle
Leon Debownie Searle

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World Events (3)


Age 6

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

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

English: from the Norman personal name Serlo, Germanic Sarilo, Serilo. This was probably originally a byname cognate with Old Norse Sorli, and akin to Old English searu ‘armor’, meaning perhaps ‘defender’, ‘protector’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Dwight Searls in household of Franklin Searls, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Dwight A Searle, "United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903"

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