Matilda A. Erwin

1856–about 1899 (Age 43)
Jackson, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Matilda A.

When Matilda A. Erwin was born in 1856, in Jackson, Indiana, United States, her father, Samuel Erwin, was 39 and her mother, Nancy Ann Millsap, was 34. She lived in Driftwood Township, Jackson, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Ringgold, Iowa, United States in 1895. She died about 1899, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 43.

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Samuel Erwin
Nancy Ann Millsap
Ada Erwin
Elizabeth Ellen Erwin
Joseph Erwin
Matilda A. Erwin
Armenius Erwin
George McCelland Erwin
Samuel Albert Erwin

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
Age 0
The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
Age 7
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!
Age 12
Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, English, and Irish: variant of Irvin .2 German: from the personal name Erwin, from Herwin, a compound of Old High German heri ‘army’ + wini ‘friend’.

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

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Sources (21)

  • Matilda Irwin in household of Barney Watson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Matilda A Erwin in household of Samuel Erwin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Tilla Swaringer in household of Thos Swaringer, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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