Westfall

1862–
Upshur, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Westfall

When Westfall was born on 27 May 1862, in Upshur, West Virginia, United States, her father, Peter Westfall, was 43 and her mother, Barbara Clark, was 43.

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Family Time Line

Peter Westfall
1819–1871
Barbara Clark
1818–1862
Columbus J. Westfall
1842–
Isaac M. Westfall
1842–
Louisa Westfall
1844–1853
Laverna Westfall
1845–
Ephrium Westfall
1847–
Barbara Elizabeth Westfall
1849–1855
Rua J. Westfall
1854–1914
Lafayette Westfall
1855–1856
Mary O Westfall
1857–
Mildred Ann Westfall
1859–
Westfall
1862–

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World Events (3)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863

Age 1

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 1

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

German and Dutch: regional name for someone from Westphalia, Middle High German, Middle Low German Westvāl.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Westfall, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • No Name Westfall, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • No Name Westfall, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"

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