Alva S. Dickenson

1 May 1872–14 April 1879 (Age 6)
Homer, Calhoun, Michigan, United States

The Life of Alva S.

When Alva S. Dickenson was born on 1 May 1872, in Homer, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, his father, Hezekeih Dickinson, was 22 and his mother, Cornelia Vreeland, was 18. He died on 14 April 1879, at the age of 6, and was buried in Litchfield, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States.

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Hezekeih Dickinson
Cornelia Vreeland
Alva S. Dickenson
Myrtle E. Dickinson
Mabel Dickinson
Florence L. Dickinson
Rena M Dickinson

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World Events (3)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 7

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): patronymic from the personal name Dicken .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alva S. Dickenson, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Alva S Dickinson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Alva S. Dickenson, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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