William Merrit Squires

1831–
Groveland, Livingston, New York, USA

The Life of William Merrit

When William Merrit Squires was born on 2 October 1831, his father, William Squires, was 30 and his mother, Sophia Cleveland, was 24. He married Harriet Blanche Culbertson on 18 November 1856, in Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

William Merrit Squires
1831–
Harriet Blanche Culbertson
1839–
Marriage: 18 November 1856
De Etta Squires
1858–1875
Frank J Squires
1859–1878
Edward Cyrus Squires
1860–1919
Kittie Squires
1861–1881
Willoughby Merrit Squires
1864–
Harry Dwight Squires
1867–
Merrit Frier Squires
1869–
George Milton Squires
1873–
Lansing Orlando Squiers
1874–1943
Hattie Blanch Squires
1878–
Maud S. Squires
1880–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
18 November 1856
Kane, Illinois, United States
children

(11)

  • De Etta Squires

    Female1858–1875Female

  • Frank J Squires

    Male1859–1878Male

  • Edward Cyrus Squires

    Male1860–1919Male

  • Kittie Squires

    Female1861–1881Female

  • Willoughby Merrit Squires

    Male1864–Male

+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • William Squires

    Male1800–1867Male

  • Female1807–1834Female

siblings

(3)

  • Male1831–Male

  • Nancy Squires

    Female1833–Female

  • Melvill Squires

    Male1835–Male

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1833 · The Town of Chicago is Founded

Age 2

Chicago became an incorporated town after the Potawatomi Native Americans and the United States Government signed the Treaty of Chicago. The name comes from the indigenous word shikaakwa meaning onion, or something similar, because of the wild garlic that grew abundantly in the area.
1863

Age 32

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

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Squire .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • H W Squires, "United States Census, 1880"
  • W. M. Squiras, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • W. M. Squires, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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