Edwin Ruthvan Prichard

8 June 1839–20 March 1891 (Age 51)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life of Edwin Ruthvan

When Edwin Ruthvan Prichard was born on 8 June 1839, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, his father, Abraham P Prichard Sr, was 38 and his mother, Margaret Jane Goodwin, was 34. He married Mary Hahn Miller on 4 June 1867, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1850 and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 20 March 1891, in Germantown Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 51.

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Edwin Ruthvan Prichard
Mary Hahn Miller
Marriage: 4 June 1867
Mary Gertrude Prichard
Ruben Miller Prichard
Helen Elizabeth Prichard
Thomas Goodwin Prichard
Edwin Ruthvan Prichard Jr

Spouse and Children

4 June 1867
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


    Mary Gertrude Prichard


    Ruben Miller Prichard


    Helen Elizabeth Prichard


    Thomas Goodwin Prichard



Parents and Siblings




    Abraham P. Prichard Jr


    William H. Prichard



    Elizabeth A. Prichard


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World Events (8)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Fire Causes $1.5 Million in Damages

Age 9

"""A fire in September of 1848 caused an estimated $1.5 million in damages to the city of Brooklyn. The fire consumed """"three churches, the post office, two newspaper offices, and other property."""""""
1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils

Age 22

The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.

Name Meaning

Welsh: variant spelling of Pritchard .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edwin Prichard, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edwin R Prichard in household of Margaret J Prichard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Edwin Prichard in entry for Edwin Ruthvan Prichard, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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