Solomon Franklin Custer

Male10 November 1818–27 March 1885

Brief Life History of Solomon Franklin

When Solomon Franklin Custer was born on 10 November 1818, in Montgomery, Ohio, United States, his father, Paul Custer, was 40 and his mother, Mary Garver, was 38. He married Fanny Alger on 16 November 1836, in Dublin, Jackson Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 27 March 1885, in Dublin, Jackson Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in South Lawn Cemetery, Dublin, Jackson Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Solomon Franklin Custer
Fanny Alger
Marriage: 16 November 1836
Mary Clarissa Custer
Lewis Alger Custer
Saphronia Alice Custer
Benjamin Franklin Custer
Lafayette Paul Custer

Sources (7)

  • Solomon Custer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Solomon Custer, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959"
  • Solomon Carter, "Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 November 1836Dublin, Jackson Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

    Age 7

    The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.


    Age 12

    Historical Boundaries: 1830: Wayne, Indiana, United States

    1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

    Age 18

    The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Köster or Küster ‘sexton’ (see Kuster 1).

    Swiss German: variant of Kuster .

    English and Scottish (of Norman origin): occupational name from Old French coustier (masculine), coustiere (feminine), for a maker of feather beds or cushions.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Frances (Fanny) Ward Alger Custer

    The following obituary was found in the Adolphus Barnes Family Bible (also known as the Stephen Barnes Family Bible). Spelling and punctuation are uncorrected. "Fanny W. Custer, wife of the late So …

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