Oliver Skinner Janes

1826–30 November 1899 (Age 73)

The Life of Oliver Skinner

When Oliver Skinner Janes was born in 1826, in Canada, his father, Ira Janes, was 32 and his mother, Caroline Bresee, was 34. He married Harriet Loraine Corse on 13 April 1874, in Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont, United States. He lived in Vermont, United States in 1870 and Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont, United States in 1880. He died on 30 November 1899, in Sutton, Brome, Quebec, Canada, at the age of 73.

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Oliver Skinner Janes
Harriet Loraine Corse
Marriage: 13 April 1874

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13 April 1874
Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont, United States

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 8

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Age 20

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the personal name Jan ( see Jayne ).2 Czech (Janeš): from a pet form of the personal name Jan, a vernacular form of Greek Iōannēs ( see John ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Oliver S Jones, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Oliver Janes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Oliver S Jones in entry for Alfred A Rublee and Martha V Jones, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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