Diantha Prentiss Winter

13 October 1829–29 October 1911 (Age 82)
Shutesbury, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Diantha Prentiss

When Diantha Prentiss Winter was born on 13 October 1829, in Shutesbury, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Winter Jr., was 34 and her mother, Jerusha Shaw, was 34. She married Benjamin K. Brown on 9 April 1849, in Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in United States in 1911. She died on 29 October 1911, in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Benjamin K. Brown
1828–1907
Diantha Prentiss Winter
1829–1911
Marriage: 9 April 1849

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 April 1849
Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1863

Age 34

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

Name Meaning

1 English, German, Danish, and Swedish: nickname or byname for someone of a frosty or gloomy temperament, from Middle English, Middle High German, Danish, Swedish winter (Old English winter, Old High German wintar, Old Norse vetr). The Swedish name can be ornamental.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Winter ‘winter’, either an ornamental name or one of the group of names denoting the seasons, which were distributed at random by government officials. Compare Summer , Fruhling , and Herbst .3 Irish: Anglicized form (part translation) of Gaelic Mac Giolla-Gheimhridh ‘son of the lad of winter’, from geimhreadh ‘winter’. This name is also Anglicized McAlivery.

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

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  • Mrs Dantha P Brown, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Mrs Diantha P Brown, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Diantha P. Winter, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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