Ruth Bigelow

1847–
Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth

Ruth Bigelow was born in 1847, in Iowa, United States.

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World Events (3)

1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made
Age 0
The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.
1863
Age 16
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 16
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

English or Irish: perhaps a variant of English Bigley or Irish Begley .

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

Possible Related Names

Biglow
Bigley

Sources (1)

  • Ruth Bigelow in household of Asa Bigelow, "United States Census, 1850"

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