Proteus Barnum

30 April 1823–8 April 1888 (Age 64)
Shoreham, Addison, Vermont, United States

The Life of Proteus

When Proteus Barnum was born on 30 April 1823, in Shoreham, Addison, Vermont, United States, his father, Cyrus Barnum, was 34 and his mother, Betsey Miller, was 30. He had at least 1 daughter with Eliza J Rouse. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Reading, Livingston, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 8 April 1888, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Bloomingdale, DuPage, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Proteus Barnum
1823–1888
Eliza J Rouse
1830–
Alice E Barnum
1849–1891

Spouse and Children

children

(1)

    Alice E Barnum

    Female1849–1891Female

Parents and Siblings

    Cyrus Barnum

    Male1788–1849Male

    Betsey Miller

    Female1792–Female

siblings

(5)

    Levantia Barnum

    Female1817–1876Female

    Norval Douglas Barnum

    Male1819–1893Male

    Lorson Barnum

    Male1820–1895Male

    Male1823–1888Male

    Delos White Barnum

    Male1828–1901Male

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1833 · The Town of Chicago is Founded

Age 10

Chicago became an incorporated town after the Potawatomi Native Americans and the United States Government signed the Treaty of Chicago. The name comes from the indigenous word shikaakwa meaning onion, or something similar, because of the wild garlic that grew abundantly in the area.
1846

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Barnham, for example in Norfolk, Suffolk, and West Sussex. They are probably all named with the Old English byname Beorn(a) ( see Barnes 2) or Old English beorn ‘warrior’ + hām ‘homestead’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • P Barnum, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Protens Barnum, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Protens Barnum, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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