Alfred O. Post

Male15 October 1856–9 April 1937

Brief Life History of Alfred O.

When Alfred O. Post was born on 15 October 1856, in Upshur, West Virginia, United States, his father, Jacob Post, was 32 and his mother, Rebecca Ann Casto, was 24. He married Florinda Alice Woodford on 24 February 1884, in Gilmer, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Warren District, Upshur, West Virginia, United States in 1880 and Troy, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 9 April 1937, in Auburn, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Auburn, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States.

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Alfred O. Post
Florinda Alice Woodford
Marriage: 24 February 1884
Dulcie Post
Harold M. Post

Sources (21)

  • Alpha O Post, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alpha Omega Post, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • O A Post, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1884Gilmer, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas

    Age 5

    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


    Age 7

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

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 25

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    North German, Danish, and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived near a post or pole (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch post, from Latin postis), presumably one of some significance, e.g. serving as a landmark or boundary, or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany called Post, probably from this word.

    North German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a messenger or mailman, from post ‘mail’.

    Probably also an altered form of German Pfost .

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

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