Edwin Alonzo Putnam

Male21 November 1829–8 September 1865

Brief Life History of Edwin Alonzo

When Edwin Alonzo Putnam was born on 21 November 1829, in Rumford, Oxford, Maine, United States, his father, Jesse Putnam, was 32 and his mother, Polly Keyes, was 35. He married Mary Ann Ross on 5 January 1856, in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States in 1860. He died on 8 September 1865, in Androscoggin, Maine, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States.

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Edwin Alonzo Putnam
1829–1865
Mary Ann Ross
1833–1910
Marriage: 5 January 1856
Eddy Putnam
1856–1861
William Pitt Putnam
1859–1914

Sources (10)

  • Alonzo E Putnam, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Edwin A. Putnam, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Edwin A Putnam, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1856Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 1

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

    Age 3

    The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

    1842 · Webster–Ashburton Treaty

    Age 13

    The Webster-Ashburton Treaty was signed on August 9, 1842 and resolved the border issues between the United States and British North American colonies which had caused the Aroostook War. The treaty contained several agreements and concessions. It called for an end on the overseas slave trade and proposed that both parties share the Great Lakes. It also reaffirmed the location of the westward frontier border (near the Rocky Mountains) as well as the border between Lake Superior and Lake of the Woods. The treaty was signed by Daniel Webster (United States Secretary of State) and Alexander Baring (British Diplomat, 1st Baron Ashburton).

    Name Meaning

    English (Middlesex and Buckinghamshire): habitational name from either of two places, in Hertfordshire and Surrey, called Puttenham, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Putta, meaning ‘kite’ (the bird) + Old English hām ‘homestead’.

    History: John Putnam emigrated from England to Salem, MA, before 1641, and established a family that was still prominent in Massachusetts four generations later, including the revolutionary war soldier Israel Putnam (1718–90) and his cousin Rufus Putnam (1738–1824), also a soldier, one of the first settlers in OH.

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

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