Robert Marquis Freshwater

11 June 1846–13 February 1931 (Age 84)
Carrollton, Carroll, Ohio, United States

The Life of Robert Marquis

When Robert Marquis Freshwater was born on 11 June 1846, in Carrollton, Carroll, Ohio, United States, his father, David Freshwater, was 23 and his mother, Diantha Ralston, was 19. He married Mary J. Mc Call on 11 June 1868, in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1910 and Goshen, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States in 1920. He died on 13 February 1931, in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Marquis Freshwater
Mary J. Mc Call
Marriage: 11 June 1868
Emily J. Freshwater
Arthur Freshwater
Jessie Freshwater

Spouse and Children

11 June 1868
Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    David Freshwater


    Diantha Ralston




World Events (8)

1851 · Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad

Age 5

The Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad started running in February 1851, 15 years after it was charted for construction. It later absorbed a small bankrupt railroad in 1861 to help expand its services beyond just Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. In May 1868, the railroad merged with the Bellefontaine Railway to connect the current cities with Indianapolis.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 24

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a source of clear drinking water, from Middle English fresch ‘fresh’, ‘not salty’ (Old French freis, of Germanic origin). There is a place of this name on the Isle of Wight (named from Old English fersc ‘fresh’ + wæter ‘water’), which may also be a source of the surname.

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

Sources (3)

  • Robert M Freshwater, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Reverend R M Freshwater, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert M Freshwater, "United States Census, 1880"

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