Edson Marion DeWaters

25 April 1849–26 August 1912 (Age 63)
Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life of Edson Marion

When Edson Marion DeWaters was born on 25 April 1849, in Onondaga, New York, United States, his father, Franklin De Waters, was 28 and his mother, Caroline Matilda Hoppin, was 33. He had at least 1 son with Georgianna. He lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 26 August 1912, at the age of 63.

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Edson Marion DeWaters
Georgianna Holman
Charles H Dewaters
Elizabeth Dewaters

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World Events (8)


Age 14

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

Age 14

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.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 17

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch de Wauters, a patronymic from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wald ‘rule’ + hari, heri ‘army’. See also Walter .

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

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  • Edson M Dewaters, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edson Dewaters, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Edson Dewaters in household of Martin Castle, "New York State Census, 1865"

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