James Summerville
Parents
Joseph Summerville
Joseph Summerville
1808 - 1883
Mary Downs
Mary Downs
1818
Spouse
Mary Jane Switzer
Mary Jane Switzer
1837 - 1936
Children
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1836

1836 • The earliest United States patent for a phosphorus friction match is granted to Alonzo Dwight Phillips of Springfield, Massachusetts.

1860


Age: 24y
James Summerville - 1860 United States Federal Census

residence


Toby, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA ⇓
He was living a house away from his parents, next door neighbor to a David Summerville who is ten years older.
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1860 • first Rules derby between Sheffield F.C. and Hallam F.C., the oldest football fixture in the world.
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1864


Age: 28y
James Summervile -  U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865

military


Toby, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA ⇓
He was drafted for the Civil War. Pennsylvania was a Union State that played a critical role in the Civil War, supplying over 360,000 soldiers.
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1864 American Civil WarBattle of Globe Tavern: Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant try to cut a vital Confederate supply-line into Petersburg, Virginia, by attacking the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, forcing the Confederates to use wagons.

1865


Age: 29y

birth of child


Joseph U Summerville
Pennsylvania, USA ⇓
1865 Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: President of the United States Abraham Lincoln is shot while attending an evening performance of the farce Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. by actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth. Doctors move the unconscious President to a bed in a house across the street.

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