Edward Singleton Musselman

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

The Life Summary 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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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

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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.
Age 2
Historical Boundaries 1867 - 1882: Lake, Oregon, United States 1882: Klamath, Oregon, United States
1884 · There is now a Capital Building
Age 19
The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

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 (42)

  • 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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