Joseph Warren Sears

23 August 1851–16 July 1942 (Age 90)
Plainfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Joseph Warren

When Joseph Warren Sears was born on 23 August 1851, in Plainfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Sears, was 31 and his mother, Catherine Williams, was 31. He married Julia Frances Gurney on 15 March 1876, in Plainfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1940. He died on 16 July 1942, at the age of 90, and was buried in Plainfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Warren Sears
Julia Frances Gurney
Marriage: 15 March 1876
Robert Maynard Sears
Anna Gurney Sears

Spouse and Children


    Julia Frances Gurney


15 March 1876
Plainfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Sears


    Catherine Williams





    Samuel Herbert Sears


    Mary Williams Sears


World Events (8)


Age 12

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

Age 12

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.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 24

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Kerry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Saoghair, which in turn may be a patronymic from a Gaelicized form of the Old English personal name Saeger (see 2 below).2 English: patronymic from a Middle English personal name Saher or Seir ( see Sayer 1).3 Americanized form of French Cyr .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Warren Sears in household of Joseph Sears, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph W Sears, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph W Sears in household of Joseph Sears, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"

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