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America/USA  John D  Sawyer

  (01 June 1838Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA  - 19 December 1917Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA )  

John D Sawyer was born 01 June 1838 in Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA. John D Sawyer was the child of

John D Sawyer died 19 December 1917 in Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA.

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01 June 1838
Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA

USA1840 to 1860s - French-Canadian emigration to the United States
The large number of French-Canadians who crossed the border in the nineteenth century, particularly to the New England states, made their choice to seek a better life. These were predominantly young a...Read MORE...

Invention1841 - The sewing machine is invented (Barthélemy Thimonnier, France)

USA1842 - August 9 – The Webster–Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States–Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains.
Webster–Ashburton Treaty, (1842), treaty between the U.S. and Great Britain establishing the northeastern boundary of the U.S. and providing for Anglo–U.S. cooperation in the suppression of the slave...Read MORE...

Invention1842 - The refrigerator is invented (John Gorrie, United States)

Invention1843 - The Christmas card is invented (John Callcott Horsley, England)

USA1844 - May 24 – The first electrical telegram is sent over the telegraph by Samuel F. B. Morse from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the B&O Railroad "outer depot" in Baltimore, Maryland, saying "What hath God wrought".
Taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23, and recorded on a paper tape, the phrase had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend. The success of the experiment would change...Read MORE...

Invention1845 - The rubber band is invented (Stephen Perry, United States)

USA1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.
The war, stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over whether Texas ended at the Nueces River (Mexican claim) or the Rio Grande (U.S. claim), resulted in the Un...Read MORE...

USA1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S.

Click here to go to - February 2, 1848

Invention1849 - The safety pin is invented (Walter Hunt, United States)

USA1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form
This influential book is often included in lists of "causes of the Civil War" (1861-65). Harriet Beecher Stowe's story first appeared on June 5, 1851, in serial form, a chapter at a time, in a weekly ...Read MORE...

Invention1853 - Potato chips are invented (George Crum, United States)

USA1854 - July - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.
It began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated abolitionists gathered to fight the expansion of slavery, and they gave birth to a Party dedicated to freedom ...Read MORE...

Invention1857 - Toilet paper is invented (Joseph Gayetty, United States)

USA1859 - October 16 – John Brown raids the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an unsuccessful bid to spark a general slave rebellion.
Late on the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown and 21 armed followers stole into the town of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, as most of its residents slept. They took 60 prominent locals hostage and seize...Read MORE...

USA1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of Union troops in South Carolina found themselves isolated when the state seceded from the Union.

The...

USA1861 - Civil War began; Mississippi seceded from Union; Ship Island captured by Union army webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mstimeln.htm -

USA1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He wished to part with his late associates with kindness and good feeling, and if at any time he had wounded ...Read MORE...

USA1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States

Click here to go to - February 8, 1861

USA1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ran unopposed and was elected to serve for a six-year term. Davis had already been serving as the te...Read MORE...

USA1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

Click here to go to - April 20, 1861

USA1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.
ATCHISON - Oct. 19. - Orders have to-day been issued by the President of the Pike's Peak Express Company at this place to stop the running of the Pony Express as soon as the California line is complet...Read MORE...

USA1863 - October 3 – President Lincoln proclaims a national Thanksgiving day to be celebrated the final Thursday in November in the United States
By the President of the United States,

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3. The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields ...Read MORE...

USA1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slav...Read MORE...

USA1864 - May 18 - The Civil War Gold Hoax was an 1864 hoax perpetrated by two US journalists to exploit the financial situation during the American Civil War.
On May 18, 1864, two New York City newspapers, the New York World and the New York Journal of Commerce, published a story that President Abraham Lincoln had issued a proclamation of conscription of 40...Read MORE...

Invention1864 - Pasteurization is invented (Louis Pasteur, France)

USA1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:

PBS American Experience & The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
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NewsDuring the Civil War, a Confederate soldier's body was accidentally sent to Gray.
Instead of sending it away, the people of Gray gave it a proper burial and funded a gravestone marked "The Stranger". A statue dedicated to the "Unknown Soldier" was later erected in Gray Village Cent...Read MORE...

USA1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south, Lee headed west, eventually arriving in Appomattox County on April 8. Heading for the South Side Railroad at Appomatt...Read MORE...

Invention1868 - The typewriter is invented (Christopher Latham Sholes, United States)

USA1869 - May 10 - The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. (Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah)
The Last Rail Land and the Last Spike Driven.
San Francisco and New York Linked to Each Other.
Celebration of the Event Throughout the United States.

Official Announcement ...

1870 Gray, Cumberland, Maine
Name: John D Sawyer
Birth Year (Estimated): 1839
Gender: Male
Age (Original): 31y
Race: White
Birthplace: Maine
Event Place: Maine, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
John D Sawyer M 31y Maine
Clara A Sawyer F 24y Maine
Mary H Sawyer F 3y Maine
Horace A Sawyer M 7m ...

World History1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown

World History1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

USA1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion - First Official World's Fair in the United States
May 10, 1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline Shawk Brooks displayed her sculpture of a woman's face made out of butter. The rendering, Dreaming Iolan...Read MORE...

News1876 - Pennell Institute was built in Gray history -

Invention1876 - March 7 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a United States patent for an invention he calls the telephone (patent #174,466).

March 7, 1876

Invention1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound, considered Edison's first great invention. Edison demonstrates the device for the first time on November 29.
The Phonograph.
The Scientific American contains the first announcement of what may be the most wonderful invention of the day - Edison's Phonograph. The Sun says that nothing could be more incredibl...Read MORE...

Invention1879 - Incandescent light bulb is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, United States)
Edison still claims that his electric light is a complete success, and says he can now furnish it at one-third the cost of gas, but he thinks that he can make the difference in price much greater, and...Read MORE...

1880 Gray, Cumberland, Maine

Name: John D. Sawyer
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1880
Event Place: Gray, Cumberland, Maine, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 42
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Farmer
Race (Original): W
Ethnicity: American
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Birthplace: Maine, Unit...

USA1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those actively interested in beneficent organizations, a constitution was adopted as a basis of an organiza...Read MORE...

USA1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.

Exactly at noon on Sunday, as has been announced, the new system of uniform time will be put into effect by the leading railroad companies; and, instead of fifty different standards, t...Read MORE...

USA1884 - First metal-framed skyscraper - The Home Insurance Building is generally noted as the first tall building to be supported, both inside and outside, by a fireproof metal frame.
...The most expensive and probably the most substantial of the structures that can be included in this year's list in the new office section is the ten-story building being erected at the northeast co...Read MORE...

Invention1884 - Photographic film is invented (George Eastman, United States)

Invention1884 - The roller coaster (LeMarcus A. Thompson, United States)

USA1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.

The History of the Statue of Liberty - Modern Marvels (

T...

Invention1889 - The automobile is invented (Gottlieb Daimler, Germany)

Invention1891 - The motion picture camera is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, William K.L. Dickson, United States)
It is to Reproduce a Picture of What Passes Before the Mechanical Eye - With the Phonograph the Invention Will Serve to Take the Ope...Read MORE...

USA1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.
New York, Jan. 1. - Without any ceremony or formal opening the immigration officials of this city today settled down on Ellis Island in the harbor and the barge office is known to them no more. The st...Read MORE...

World History1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition

Curious City
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World's Columbi...

Invention1893 - The electric toaster is invented (Crompton Co., UK)

Invention1893 - The zipper is invented (Whitcomb L. Judson, United States)

USA1894 - Pullman strike
The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States in the summer of 1894. It pitted the American Railway Union (ARU) against the Pullman Company, the main railroads, and the fede...Read MORE...

USA1897 - First subway in America opened in Boston, Massachusetts webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ matimeln.htm -

Invention1897 - Aspirin is invented (Felix Hoffmann (Bayer), Germany)

USA1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).
...On April 11, 1898, President William McKinley asked Congress for authorization to end the fighting in Cuba between the rebels and Spanish forces, and to establish a “stable government” that would “...Read MORE...

USA1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.
On December 10, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spanish-American War. The once-proud Spanish empire was virtually dissolved as the United States took over much of Spain's overseas holdings. P...Read MORE...

USA1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.
The Gold Standard Act a Law.
Washington, March 15. - The gold standard act passed by congress, defining and fixing the standard of value, maintaining the parity of all forms of money issued or coined...Read MORE...

USA1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.
Mrs. Carrie Nation, of this City, Invaded Six of Them last Thursday. Damage Estimated $350.

The peace, tranquility and prosperity of the Kiowa "Soda Fountains" were viole...Read MORE...

1900 Gray, Cumberland, Maine
Name: John D Sawyer
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1900
Event Place: ED 45 Gray town, Cumberland, Maine, United States
Birth Date: May 1839
Birthplace: Maine
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Father's Birthplace: Maine
Mother's Birthplace: Maine
Race: Whi...

USA1903 - December 17 – Orville Wright flies an aircraft with a petrol engine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the first documented, successful, controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight.

Click here to go to - December 17, 1903

USA1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan

World History1903 - Marconi sends and receives the first wireless transatlantic communication
One hundred years ago on Saturday, a young Italian inventor named Guglielmo Marconi stood on a sandy bluff on Cape Cod and sent a 54-word greeting from President Theodore Roosevelt across the ocean to...Read MORE...

Invention1903 - The first engine-powered airplane is invented (Wilbur & Orville Wright, United States)
Two Americans Solve Great Problem of Aerial Navigation With a Flying Machine Which They Invent and Build.
NORFOLK, Va. - The problem of aerial flight without the use of ...Read MORE...

USA1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal

The Panama Canal: Against All Odds (Questar Video) (

A sm...

Invention1906 - August 22 – The first Victor Victrola, a phonographic record player, is manufactured.
Splendid Talking Machine.
The Victor Victrola, a splendid new talking machine, is being exhibited by Wharton Brothers. This is the costliest and by far the most nearly perfect ever seen here. It has ...Read MORE...

Invention1907 - The electric washing machine is invented (Alva J. Fisher, United States)

Invention1908 - First Model-T car is produced by Henry Ford (United States)
The Ford Motor Company from now until July will manufacture in quantities only the four-cylinder Rumble Seat Runabout, Model "S," and the six-cylinder Runabout Model K. By cut...Read MORE...

1910 Gray, Cumberland, Maine
Name: John T Sawyer
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1910
Event Place: Gray, Cumberland, Maine, United States
District: 54
Gender: Male
Age: 70
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to H...

USA1910 - Comet Halley is visible from Earth. It won't be seen again until 1986.
May 18, 1910 Will Be the Biggest Day in Astronomical History, When for the First Time the Coming Celestial Stranger's Eccentric Orbit Wi...Read MORE...

USA1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.
New Route Across Continent Will Be Inaugurated With Many Celebrations in Towns Touched by It.
New York, Oct. 31. - Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the new direct r...Read MORE...

USA1913 - December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act.

Click here to go to - December 23, 1913

USA1913 - July 10 - The mercury hit 134 degrees at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, CA, the hottest reading of record for the North American continent.
Sandstorm conditions accompanied the heat. The high the previous day was 129 degrees, following a morning low of 93 degrees.
The Weather Channel -

Invention1913 - The assembly line is invented (Henry Ford, United States)

Invention1913 - The bra is invented (Mary Phelps Jacob, United States)

USA1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.
President Wilson Acts on Joint Resolution of Congress

Washington, May 9. - President Wilson today approved a joint resolution setting apart tomorro...Read MORE...

USA1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,
facilitated by a newly invented vacuum tube amplifier, ceremonially inaugurated by Alexander Graham Bell in New York City and his former assistant Thomas A. Watson, in San Francisco, California. (Wiki...Read MORE...

USA1915 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the United States Congress.

Congress has just set aside 700 square miles of mountainous region near Denver which will hereafter be known as the Rocky Mountain National park....Read MORE...

USA1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. - May 30, 1916

19 December 1917
Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA


Name: John D Sawyer
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 19 Dec 1917
Event Place: Gray, Maine, United States
Birth Date: 01 Jun 1838
Birthplace: Gray, Maine
GS Film number: 001001834
Digital Folder Number: 005246544
Image Number: 01883

"Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 Oct 2013), John D Sawyer, 1917.

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