Ramsdell Valentine

Male4 October 1835–14 May 1918

Brief Life History of Ramsdell

When Ramsdell Valentine was born on 4 October 1835, in Troy Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States, his father, John Valentine Jr., was 41 and his mother, Amanda Fay, was 32. He married Lucy Ann Goodwin on 16 April 1856, in Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Fenton Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Fenton, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 14 May 1918, in Lansing, New Hope, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States.

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Ramsdell Valentine
Lucy Ann Goodwin
Marriage: 16 April 1856
Eva Jane Valentine
Charles Goodwin Valentine

Sources (11)

  • Ramsdell Valentine, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ransdell Valentine, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Ramsdell Valentine, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    16 April 1856Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, United States
  • Children (2)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 1

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 2

    Michigan is the 26th state.


    Age 28

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

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish (Angus and Aberdeenshire): from the Middle English and Old French personal name Valentin, Latin Valentinus, a derivative of valens ‘strong, healthy’, which was never common in England, but is occasionally found from the end of the 12th century, probably as the result of French influence. The name was borne by a 3rd-century Christian saint and martyr, whose chief claim to fame is that his feast falls on February 14, the date of a traditional celebration of spring going back to the Roman fertility festival of Juno Februata. A 5th-century missionary bishop of Rhaetia of this name was venerated especially in southern Germany, being invoked as a patron against gout and epilepsy. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. German, Croatian, Czech, and Slovenian Valentin , Italian Valentino .

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

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