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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Family Time Line

William Robbins Squires
1842–1891
Mary Jane Sherman
1839–1913
Marriage: about 1859
Olive Ada Squires
1871–1962
Ruth Sherman Squires
1877–1941

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
about 1859
New York, United States
children

(2)

  • Female1871–1962Female

  • Ruth Sherman Squires

    Female1877–1941Female

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (7)

1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

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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