Catharine J. Dennis

Female5 May 1831–24 January 1913

Brief Life History of Catharine J.

When Catharine J. Dennis was born on 5 May 1831, in Muskingum, Ohio, United States, her father, Joseph Dennis, was 25 and her mother, Catharine Dawson, was 25. She married William B Chidester on 16 September 1854, in Guernsey, Ohio, United States. She lived in Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and Walnut Township, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 24 January 1913, in Jasper, Iowa, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Newton Union Cemetery, Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States.

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Daniel Nestlerode Rorabaugh
Catharine J. Dennis
Marriage: 2 December 1866
Orville C R Ellis
Ella Mae Rorabaugh
Minnie Pearl Rorabaugh

Sources (28)

  • Catharine Dennis in household of Catharine Dennis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Catharine J. Dennis - Individual or family possessions: birth: 5 May 1831; Muskingum, Ohio, United States
  • Catharine Dennis, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

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  • Marriage
    2 December 1866Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States
  • Children (3)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 1

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    about 1846

    Age NaN

    Historical Boundaries: 1846: Jasper, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Jasper, Iowa, United States

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 29

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Denis(e), Dinis(e), vernacular forms of Latin Dionysius, Greek Dionysios ‘(follower) of Dionysos’, an eastern god introduced to the classical pantheon at a relatively late date and bearing a name of probably Semitic origin. The name was borne by various early Christian saints, including Saint Denis, the martyred 3rd-century bishop of Paris who became the patron saint of France. From the 12th century onward, the popularity of the name in England (and of its cognates, mainly Denis , in the continental Europe) seems to have been largely due to French influence. The feminine form Dionysia (in vernacular English likewise Den(n)is) is also found, and some examples of the surname may originate from it.

    English: from Middle English deneis, a variant of danais ‘Danish’, with the vowel influenced by Middle English denshe (Old English denisc). Compare Dence .

    Irish (mainly Dublin and Cork): of the same origin as 1 and 2 above, sometimes an alternative form to Donohue but more often to McDonough , since the personal name Donnchadh was Anglicized as Donough or Denis.

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

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