Lavina Lydia Waterman

8 September 1843–23 April 1913 (Age 69)
Stockton, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life of Lavina Lydia

When Lavina Lydia Waterman was born on 8 September 1843, in Stockton, Chautauqua, New York, United States, her father, Oliver Waterman, was 28 and her mother, Lydia Silsby, was 23. She married Albert Howe Thompson on 3 December 1861, in Cassadaga, Stockton, Chautauqua, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1850 and Gerry, Gerry, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1880. She died on 23 April 1913, in Fredonia, Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States, at the age of 69.

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Albert Howe Thompson
Lavina Lydia Waterman
Marriage: 3 December 1861
Edwin Albert Thompson
May Grace Thompson
Jennie Lydia Thompson

Spouse and Children

3 December 1861
Cassadaga, Stockton, Chautauqua, New York, United States


    Edwin Albert Thompson


    May Grace Thompson


    Jennie Lydia Thompson


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World Events (7)


Age 3

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

Age 20

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

Age 20

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

1 English: occupational name for the servant of a man called Wa(l)ter ( see Water 1).2 English and Dutch: occupational name for a boatman or a water carrier, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a stretch of water ( see Water 2).3 Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Wasserman(n), an occupational name for a watercarrier. Compare 2 above.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia L Wallerman in household of Oliver Wallerman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lovina Waterman in household of O Waterman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lovina L Thompson in household of Albert Thompson, "New York State Census, 1875"

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