Edward Singleton Musselman

12 October 1865–28 March 1933 (Age 67)
Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States

The Life of Edward Singleton

When Edward Singleton Musselman was born on 12 October 1865, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, his father, Nickolas Dominiker Musselman, was 32 and his mother, Margaret Sinnamon, was 30. He married Maude Belle Donaldson on 4 July 1889, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1905 and Center Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States for about 15 years. He died on 28 March 1933, in Klamath Falls, Klamath, Oregon, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Klamath Falls, Klamath, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Singleton Musselman
Maude Belle Donaldson
Marriage: 4 July 1889
Earl Haden Musselman
Esther Ethel Musselman
Henry Musselman
Norman Cecil Musselman
Ross Reynolds Musselman Sr.
Almeda May Musselman
Alonzo Bliss Musselman
Margaret Marie Musselman
Nickolas William Musselman
Darvin Ray Musselman
Dorothea Jacquiline Musselman

Spouse and Children

4 July 1889
Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Nickolas Dominiker Musselman


    Margaret Sinnamon




World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1866 · Married Women's Property Act

Age 1

Married Women’s Property Act protected women’s rights protected property for women in Oregon upon the death of her husband. 

Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Swiss German (Müsselmann): probably an occupational name for a woodman, from Middle High German müsel ‘log’ + man ‘man’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Edw Musselman, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Edward F Mussalman in household of N Mussalman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Edward Musselman, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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