William Haight Colgrove

28 April 1847–26 December 1943 (Age 96)
Arkport, Hornellsville, Steuben, New York, United States

The Life of William Haight

When William Haight Colgrove was born on 28 April 1847, in Arkport, Hornellsville, Steuben, New York, United States, his father, Francis Colgrove, was 36 and his mother, Amanda Pitts, was 31. He married Mary Jeanette Spaulding on 2 August 1871, in Hornell, Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Hornellsville, Steuben, New York, United States for about 15 years and Osage Township, Becker, Minnesota, United States in 1895. He died on 26 December 1943, in Osage, Becker, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Osage, Becker, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Haight Colgrove
Mary Jeanette Spaulding
Marriage: 2 August 1871
Lola Ina Colgrove
Mae Colgrove

Spouse and Children

2 August 1871
Hornell, Steuben, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Amanda Pitts




    John Pitts Colgrove



    Newton Colegrove


    Samuel F Colgrove



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World Events (8)


Age 11

Minnesota is the 32nd state.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 25

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English: probably a variant of Colgrave, which appears to be a topographic name from Middle English cole ‘coal’ + grave ‘pit’, ‘grave’ (Old English col + græf), or perhaps a habitational name from a lost place so named.2 Probably an Americanized form of German Kohlgrube ( see Colegrove ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • W H Colgrove, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • William Colegrove, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • William H Colegrove in household of Alfred Brill, "United States Census, 1940"

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