Robert Marquis Freshwater

Male11 June 1846–13 February 1931

Brief Life History 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 Isabel McCall 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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Robert Marquis Freshwater
Mary Isabel McCall
Marriage: 11 June 1868
Emily J. Freshwater
Arthur Freshwater
Jessie Freshwater

Sources (17)

  • R M Freshwater in household of D Freshwater, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert Marquis Freshwater - birth: 11 June 1846; Carrollton, Carroll, Ohio, United States
  • R. M. Freshwater, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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  • Marriage
    11 June 1868Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (2)

    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 freis, fresche ‘fresh’ + water ‘water’ (Old French freis, of ancient Germanic origin). This may also be a habitational name from an unidentified place so called. There is a Freshwater on the Isle of Wight, though this seems not to have given rise to a surname, and the compound is also recorded as a minor placename in Dorset. However, no prepositional forms indicating a locative type have been noted among the early English bearers, and no such placename has been found in or near the counties where the surname first appears.

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

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