Caleb H. Poyer

1861–Male
Warren, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Caleb H.

When Caleb H. Poyer was born in October 1861, in Warren, New Jersey, United States, his father, Abraham N. Poyer, was 38 and his mother, Hester Ann Garrison, was 29. He lived in New Jersey, United States in 1870 and Hope, Warren, New Jersey, United States for about 5 years.

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Family Time Line

Abraham N. Poyer
1823–1906
Hester Ann Garrison
1832–1920
Pernina H. Poyer
1851–1934
Julia Poyer
1859–
Minnie Poyer
1872–
Rosella R Poyer
1853–1891
HARRIET POYER
1854–
Poyers
1855–
Ann Elizabeth Poyer
1857–1939
Caleb H. Poyer
1861–
Gideon L Poyer
1865–1938
William T Poyer
1866–
Erving Poyer
1867–1948
Everett C. Poyer
1870–1958

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879

Age 18

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
1894

Age 33

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

Name Meaning

1 French: possibly a nickname from a variant of Old French poier ‘power’, ‘powerful’.2 Possibly a variant of German Boyer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Calef H Poyer in household of Abram N Poyer, "New Jersey State Census, 1885"
  • Caleb H Poyer in household of Abram N Poyer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Caleb H Poyers in household of Abraham Poyers, "United States Census, 1880"

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