Levona S Hanson

25 December 1847–
Buxton, York, Maine, United States

The Life of Levona S

When Levona S Hanson was born on 25 December 1847, in Buxton, York, Maine, United States, her father, Edward Payson Hanson, was 29 and her mother, Sarah L Woodman, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Edward Payson Hanson
1818–1869
Sarah L Woodman
1822–1902
Mary Annah Hanson (infant)
1844–1844
Marianna Hanson
1845–1923
Levona S Hanson
1847–
Laura E Hanson
1849–1923

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World Events (8)

1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 4

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."
1863

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 34

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Midlands and northern England, especially Yorkshire): patronymic from Hann or the byname Hand .2 Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAmhsaigh ( see Hampson 2).3 Irish: variant of McKittrick .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Lavonia Lord, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Levonia S Hanson in household of Edward P Hanson, "United States Census, 1860"

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