Lafayette Oviatt

20 September 1843–16 March 1923 (Age 79)
Cherrytree Township, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Lafayette

When Lafayette Oviatt was born on 20 September 1843, in Cherrytree Township, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Cyrus Shumway Oviatt, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth B Hall, was 26. He married Mary Jenette Laning on 18 May 1884. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Grand Valley, Eldred Township, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 16 March 1923, in Eldred Township, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Eldred Township, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lafayette Oviatt
Mary Jenette Laning
Marriage: 18 May 1884
Cyrus Clayton Oviatt

Spouse and Children


    Mary Jenette Laning


18 May 1884


    Cyrus Clayton Oviatt


Parents and Siblings

    Cyrus Shumway Oviatt


    Elizabeth B Hall




    William Oviatt


    Cyrus V. Oviatt



    Julia Ann Oviatt



+9 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 20

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Ovett, a name of unknown origin, which is found mainly in Sussex.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lafayette Ovead in household of C S Ovead, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Layfayette Oviatt in household of Cyrus Oviatt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lafayette Oviatt in household of Cyrus S Oviatt, "United States Census, 1860"

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