Nellie Tooker

1859–
Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States

The Life of Nellie

When Nellie Tooker was born about 1859, in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States, her father, Smith J Tooker, was 40 and her mother, Marietta Soler Sowle, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Smith J Tooker
1819–1887
Marietta Soler Sowle
1825–1888
Sarah E. Tooker
1843–1887
Nellie Tooker
1859–
Charles Mortimer Tooker
1850–1881

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World Events (3)

1863

Age 4

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

Age 4

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 20

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of Tucker .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Nellie Tooker - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Nellie Tooker

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