Sylvester Rhodanus Earl

9 July 1848–5 March 1871 (Age 22)
Platte Township, Dawson, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Sylvester Rhodanus

When Sylvester Rhodanus Earl was born on 9 July 1848, in Platte Township, Dawson, Nebraska, United States, his father, Sylvester Henry Earl, was 32 and his mother, Lois Caroline Owen, was 30. He married Lorraine Allen in Allen, Skagit, Washington, United States. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 5 March 1871, in Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Pine Valley Cemetery, Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Sylvester Rhodanus Earl
Lorraine Allen

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    Allen, Skagit, Washington, United States
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    World Events (5)

    Age 6
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 15
    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: nickname from Middle English e(o)rl ‘earl’, a traditional English title of nobility equivalent in rank to French and Norman Count .

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Sylvester R Earl in household of Sylvester H Earl, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sylvester Earl in household of Sylvester Earl, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Earl Sylvester Rhodanus, "Find A Grave Index"

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