William Robbins Squires

1842–1891 (Age 49)
Middlebury, Wyoming, New York, United States

The Life of William Robbins

When William Robbins Squires was born on 7 January 1842, in Middlebury, Wyoming, New York, United States, his father, Benjamin Squires, was 27 and his mother, Olive Robbins, was 25. He married Mary Jane Sherman about 1859, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 23 August 1891, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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William Robbins Squires
Mary Jane Sherman
Marriage: about 1859
Olive Ada Squires
Ruth Sherman Squires

Spouse & Children

about 1859
New York, United States


  • Female1871–1962Female

  • Ruth Sherman Squires


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World Events (7)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 21

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

Age 21

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: patronymic from Squire .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Squires in household of Nichols Shuman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Squares in household of Benj Squares, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Squares in household of Benjamin Squares, "United States Census, 1860"

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