Augustus Marion Pryor

Brief Life History of Augustus Marion

When Augustus Marion Pryor was born on 17 June 1854, in Crawford, Crawford Township, Wyandot, Ohio, United States, his father, Allen Pryor, was 30 and his mother, Amelia Frances Newman, was 32. He married Amelia M Kelley on 5 March 1879, in Decatur City, Decatur, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Decatur, Iowa, United States for about 25 years and Decatur Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 15 August 1947, in Leon, Decatur, Iowa, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Leon Cemetery, Leon, Decatur, Iowa, United States.

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Augustus Marion Pryor
Amelia M Kelley
Marriage: 5 March 1879
Lulu Maude Pryor
Guy Lewis Pryor
Jessica Elma Pryor
Fern Alice Pryor

Sources (32)

  • A M Pryor, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Augustus M. Pryor, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Agustus Marion Pryor, "Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992"

World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Cornwall): variant of Prior .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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