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 flag  Edward  DICKINSON

  (b. 1 January 1803Amherst, Massachusetts, USA   d. 16 June 1874Boston, Massachusetts, USA )  

Edward DICKINSON was born 1 January 1803 in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA . Edward DICKINSON was the child of

He married  Emily NORCROSS .  Emily NORCROSS  was born 3 July 1804 in Monson, Massachusetts, USA .  She died 4 November 1882 in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst) . 

Edward DICKINSON died 16 June 1874 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Occupation: Lawyer / U.S. Congressman
Did You Know?America - Did you know? Observation of foreign travelers to America: 'Advertising prescription drugs. That was the weirdest one for me. 'ask your doctor for brand x antidepressants' type commercials on TV. In the UK, your doctor tells you what drugs you should take, not the other way round.'

Father: Sam'L. F. Dickinson
Mother: Lucretia Gunn

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1 January 1803
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News 1832 - The New England Anti-Slavery Society in Boston was formed. The society helped slaves escape to Canada.

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World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

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16 June 1874
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Name: Edward Dickinson
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place: Amherst
Death Date: 16 Jun 1874
Death Place: Boston, Mass.
Age: 71
Birth Date: 1803
Birth Place: Amherst
Occupation: Lawyer
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Sam'L. F. Dickinson
Father's Birthplace: Amherst
Mother's Name: Lucretia Gerson
Mother's Birthplace: Montague
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B50128-4
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
GS Film number: 186127
Reference ID: v 5 p 73

"Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910," database, FamilySearch (https:/ / ark:/ 61903/ 1:1:FH18-368 : 10 December 2014), Edward Dickinson, 16 Jun 1874; citing Boston, Mass., reference v 5 p 73; FHL microfilm 186,127."

West Cemetery Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA Show Map PLOT Lot 53, Grave C
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