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HELP! flag male ancestor  Samuel William  FRENCH

  (b. 30 August 1850 Gardiner, Maine, USA   d. 25 June 1916 Augusta, Maine, USA )  

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Samuel William FRENCH was born 30 August 1850 in Gardiner, Maine, USA

Samuel William FRENCH was the child of David Moulton FRENCH   and   Matilda W KEENEN

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Samuel William  married  Celia Ann EDWARDS 5 October 1878 in Brunswick, Maine, USA .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Celia Ann EDWARDS  was born 10 May 1853 in Portland, Maine, USA (Deering).  Celia Ann died 17 February 1933 in Brunswick, Maine, USA.  Celia Ann was the child of Joshua EDWARDS and Eunice VERRILL.

Samuel William FRENCH died 25 June 1916 in Augusta, Maine, USA.
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Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Samuel William FRENCH


Samuel William FRENCH married flag female ancestor Celia Ann EDWARDS-- Date: 5 October 1878 Place: Brunswick, Maine, USA
Celia Ann EDWARDS was the child of Joshua EDWARDS and Eunice VERRILL

Children of Samuel William FRENCH and Celia Ann EDWARDS:

Grave has been locatedflag female ancestor Ernestine FRENCH (b.23 October 1876, New Gloucester, Maine, USA  d. 16 February 1924, Brunswick, Maine, USA)
m. William H DAVIS 21 January 1892 in Brunswick, Maine, USA

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Androscoggin's Secret - Based on the 1900 murder of Jessie Cobb in Lewiston, Maine
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birth1850 Birth
30 August 1850
Gardiner, Maine, USA

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News1857 - March 6 – Dred Scott v. Sandford: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Blacks are not citizens and slaves can not sue for freedom, driving the country further towards the American Civil War.
1860 Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
name: David M French
residence: , Androscoggin, Maine
ward: Lewiston
age: 40 years
estimated birth year: 1820
birthplace: Maine
gender: Male

name: Matilda W French
residence: , Androscoggin, Maine
ward: Lewiston
age: 38 years
estimated birth year: 1822
birthplace: Maine
gender: Female

name: Samuel French
residence: , Androscoggin, Maine
ward: Lewiston
age: 9 years
estimated birth year: 1851
birthplace: Maine
gender: Male

name: Albion French
residence: , Androscoggin, Maine
ward: Lewiston
age: 2 years
estimated birth year: 1858
birthplace: Maine
gender: Male

page: 35
family number: 291
film number: 803432
dgs number: 4231243
image number: 00317
nara number: M653
1860 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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News1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away states
News1863 - January 1 - President Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
News1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
NewsApril 14, 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln was mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth at in Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. He died the next day.
1870 Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine
name: Wm S French
estimated birth year: 1852
gender: Male
age in 1870: 18y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
birthplace: Maine
home in 1870: Maine, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
David M French M 50y Maine
Matilda French F 48y Maine
Wm S French M 18y Maine
David A French M 13y Maine
1870 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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News1870 - June 26 - Christmas becomes a Federal holiday in the United States. It was still illegal in some states.

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1876 Birth of Child
Ernestine FRENCH was born 23 October 1876, New Gloucester, Maine, USA

Samuel William was 26 years old.
marriage1878 Marriage / Partner
Samuel William FRENCH and Celia Ann EDWARDS 5 October 1878, Brunswick, Maine, USA

He was 28 years old.
1880 Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine
name: Samuel W. French
residence: Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine
birthdate: 1851
birthplace: Maine, United States
relationship to head: Self
spouse's name: Celia French
spouse's birthplace: Maine, United States
father's name:
father's birthplace: Maine, United States
mother's name:
mother's birthplace: Maine, United States
race or color (expanded): White
ethnicity (standardized): American
gender: Male
martial status: Married
age (expanded): 29 years
occupation: Carpenter
nara film number: T9-0477
page: 50
page character: A
entry number: 406
film number: 1254477
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Samuel W. French M 29 Maine, United States
wife Celia French F 28 Maine, United States
dau Tena E. French F 3 Maine, United States
1880 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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News1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton
NewsJames A. Garfield, the 20th president of the United States, was shot at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, D.C., at 9:30 am on Saturday, July 2, 1881. He died in Elberon, New Jersey, two months later on September 19, 1881. The shooting occurred less than four months into his term as president. Charles J. Guiteau was convicted of Garfield's murder and executed by hanging one year after the shooting. (wikipedia)
marriage1892 Marriage of Child
Ernestine FRENCH married 21 January 1892, Brunswick, Maine, USA to William H DAVIS
News1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War
1900 Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine
name: Samuel W French
titles & terms:
event: Census
event date: 1900
event place: ED 36 Brunswick town (east part) Brunswick village, Cumberland, Maine, United States
birth date: Aug 1849
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine
race or color (standardized): White
gender: Male
marital status: Married
years married: 25
estimated marriage year: 1875
mother how many children:
number living children:
immigration year:
page: 25
sheet letter: B
family number: 542
reference number: 100
film number: 1240589
digital folder number: 004119816
image number: 00824
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Samuel W French M 51 Maine
wife Cecilia French F 48 Maine
1900 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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NewsWilliam McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, was shot on the grounds of the Pan-American Exposition in the Temple of Music in Buffalo, New York, on September 6, 1901, six months into his second term. He was shaking hands with the public when an anarchist, Leon Czolgosz, shot him twice in the abdomen. (wikipedia)
News1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal
Invention 1906 - August 22 – The first Victor Victrola, a phonographic record player, was manufactured, revolutionizing the way people listened to music at home.
Invention In 1906, Reginald Fessenden made the first AM radio broadcast on December 24th. This event marked a significant advancement in radio technology, paving the way for the modern broadcasting industry.
1910 Brunswick, ME City Directory
French, Samuel W., carpenter, G't Is. rd, R. D. 1 4/ items/ residentbusiness00mitc/ residentbusiness00mitc.pdf
death1916 Death
25 June 1916
Augusta, Maine, USA

He died at the age of 65.

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Name: Saml William French
Gender: Male
Age: 69
Birth Date: 30 Aug 1850
Death Date: 25 Jun 1916
Death Place: Augusta
Registration Place: Brunswick, Cumberland
Father: David A French, b. Portland, Maine
Mother: Matilda Kennan, b. Monmouth, Maine Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.

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Added: 6/13/2012 11:28:04 AM - Updated: 6/30/2014 1:49:45 PM
Did You Know?America - Did you know? May 14, 1804 - Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, Mo., on expedition to explore the West and find a route to the Pacific Ocean.

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