Abraham Franklin Waters (1850 - 1931)

Abraham Franklin Waters
1850 - 1931
updated January 29, 2020
Abraham Franklin Waters was born on February 11, 1850 in Illinois. He died on January 25, 1931 at Hadley Township, Illinois at age 80.

This picture is SIBLINGS: William D. Waters, Abraham F., Martha (Lidgard), Marshall, Etta (Martin) cir. 1929 Pike [external link] Wilson Ford for early reunion

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Frank Waters
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Abraham Waters was born on in Brown County, Illinois United States
Abraham Waters died on at Hadley Township, in Pike County, Illinois United States
Abraham Waters was born on in Brown County, Illinois United States
Abraham Waters died on at Hadley Township, in Pike County, Illinois United States
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Abraham Franklin Waters passed away on January 25, 1931 at Hadley Township, Illinois at 80 years old. He was born on February 11, 1850 in Illinois. There is no information about Abraham's family.
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In 1850, in the year that Abraham Franklin Waters was born, on March 7th, Senator Daniel Webster of Massachusetts delivered the "Seventh of March" speech. Trying to avoid a civil war, he endorsed "slave states" and "free states" and the Fugitive Slave Law, which directed federal officials to "recapture and return runaway slaves".

In 1870, Abraham was 20 years old when on March 31st, Thomas Mundy Peterson was the first African-American male who voted in an election - a local election about the town charter. Peterson, a school principal, was also the first to hold elected office and the first to sit on a jury.

In 1885, at the age of 35 years old, Abraham was alive when on January 24th, the Fenians - Irish Nationalists - set off dynamite bombs in the House of Commons chamber, Westminster Hall, and the Tower of London. Four civilians and two policemen were injured.

In 1916, by the time he was 66 years old, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1931, in the year of Abraham Franklin Waters's passing, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

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c. 1834 - Mar 19, 1902
Mar 9, 1924 - Dec 18, 2009
Feb 10, 1884 - August 1966
Apr 20, 1909 - June 1988
Jun 6, 1910 - Jan 13, 1988

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May 6, 1890 - November 1971
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