Isam Michael

MaleJuly 1854–October 1936

Brief Life History of Isam

When Isam Michael was born in July 1854, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Adam Michael, was 23 and his mother, Caroline Clarissa Phillips, was 19. He had at least 6 sons and 2 daughters with Francis J Montgomery. He lived in Valley View, Cooke, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 6, Henderson, Texas, United States in 1930. He died in October 1936, in California, United States, at the age of 82.

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Isam Michael
Francis J Montgomery
Oran Doras Mikeal
Elmer Columbus Michael
Walter Adam Mikael
Leona Mikeal
Beulah Agnes Mikeal
Charles Hadden Michael
Oris Kirk Michael
Orley R Michael

Sources (20)

  • Isham Mikael in household of O D Mikael, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Isham Mikeal, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Isham Mckeal, "Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973"

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Children (8)

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World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 3

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.


Age 9

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

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 22

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

English, German, Dutch, Jewish, and Greek: from the personal name Michael, ultimately from Hebrew Mika’el ‘Who is like God?’. This was borne by an archangel in the Bible, the protector of Israel (Daniel 10:13, 12:1; Rev. 12:7). In Christian tradition, Michael was regarded as the warrior archangel, conqueror of Satan, and the personal name was correspondingly popular throughout Europe, especially in knightly and military families. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. Hungarian Mihály (see Mihaly ), Czech and Slovak Michal , Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Mikhael and Mikhail , and also patronymics and other derivatives from these names, e.g. Greek Papamichael , its cognate Papamichalis, and Michaelides , Serbian Mihajlović (see Mihajlovic ), and Slovenian Mihelčič (see Mihelcic ). Compare Mikeal .

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

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