Unnamed Male Riffle

Male1861–

Brief Life History of Unnamed Male

When Unnamed Male Riffle was born in 1861, in Mason, West Virginia, United States, his father, James R. Riffle, was 25 and his mother, Lucy Eckard, was 38.

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James R. Riffle
1836–1921
Lucy Eckard
1823–1864
Unnamed Male Riffle
1861–
George William Riffle
1864–1959

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    1863

    Age 2

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

    1863

    Age 2

    "West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 2

    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

    Americanized form of German Riffel or of Swiss German Rüfle, Ruefli, Rüfli, or Rüeffli, all from pet forms of Rudolf .

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

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