William Lathrop

about 1845–
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of William

When William Lathrop was born about 1845, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, his father, Benjamin Gordon Lathrop, was 30 and his mother, Mary C. Robinson, was 19.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Gordon Lathrop
1815–1897
Mary C. Robinson
1826–1891
Jane Lathrop
1841–
William Lathrop
1845–
Virginia A Lathrop
1849–1913
Fannie Robinson Lathrop
1855–1949
Benjamin Girault Lathrop
1871–1961

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 3

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1863

Age 18

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

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Lothrop . Alternatively, it may be a habitational name from Layerthorpe in York, which is named from Old Norse leirr ‘clay’ or leira ‘clayey place’ + þorp ‘outlying farmstead’.

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

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