Florence A Vincent

Brief Life History of Florence A

When Florence A Vincent was born in 1859, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Benjamin T Vincent, was 29 and her mother, Harriet G Snow, was 23. She lived in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States in 1865.

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Asa L. H. Allen
1846–1915
Florence A Vincent
1859–

Sources (9)

  • Florence A Vincent in household of Peter N Vincent, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Florence A. Vincent, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Florence A. Vincent, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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World Events (8)

1863

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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

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.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English, French, West Indian (mainly Haiti), and Spanish: from the personal name Vincent, Latin Vincentius, a derivative of vincens, genitive vincentis, present participle of vincere ‘to conquer’. The name was borne by a 3rd-century Spanish martyr widely venerated in the Middle Ages and by a 5th-century monk and writer of Lérins, as well as various other early Christian saints.

Irish: the English surname (see 1 above) has been established in the south of Ireland since the 17th century, and has also been adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Dhuibhinse ‘son of the dark man of the island’.

History: The surname Vincent of French origin (see 1 above) is listed in the register of Huguenot ancestors recognized by the Huguenot Society of America and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina.

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

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