Henrietta Canfield

29 July 1869–
Quincy, Branch, Michigan, United States

The Life of Henrietta

When Henrietta Canfield was born on 29 July 1869, in Quincy, Branch, Michigan, United States, her father, John Canfield, was 49 and her mother, Melissa Boomhoward, was 34.

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John Canfield
1820–1879
Melissa Boomhoward
1835–
John S Canfield
1852–
Sarah Lillian Canfield
1858–1916
Henrietta Canfield
1869–
William Reubin Canfield
1872–

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World Events (3)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 10

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Great or Little Canfield in Essex, named with the Old English personal name Cana + feld ‘open country’. 2. in some cases the surname may be of Norman origin, a habitational name from Canville-les-Deux-Églises in Seine-Maritime, France.

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

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  • Henrietta Canfield, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Henrietta Canfield, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"
  • Herrietta Canfield, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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