Peter O. Skiles

Male23 March 1857–5 December 1917

Brief Life History of Peter O.

When Peter O. Skiles was born on 23 March 1857, in Dent, Missouri, United States, his father, Peter Joseph Skiles, was 44 and his mother, Martha Ann Brown, was 37. He married Sarah C. Van Hooser on 27 April 1882, in Texas, Missouri, United States. He lived in Dent, Texas, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Texas Township, Dent, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 5 December 1917, in Texas, Missouri, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, Montauk, Dent, Missouri, United States.

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Peter O. Skiles
Ada Thompson
Dora Bell Skiles

Sources (6)

  • Peter Skyles in household of Peter Skyles, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Peter Skiles, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Peter Skyles, "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920"

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World Events (8)


Age 6

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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 6

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 18

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Skoyles (see Scholes ). Compare Skyles .

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

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