William Osborn

Brief Life History of William

When William Osborn was born on 15 October 1864, in Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States, his father, Alonzo L. Osborn, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Lowry, was 31. He lived in Iowa, Iowa, United States in 1895. He died on 30 May 1912, in Marengo, Iowa, Iowa, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Marengo, Iowa, Iowa, United States.

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Alonzo L. Osborn
Elizabeth Jane Lowry
Demeris Osborn
Henrietta Osborn
Ella Elvira Osborn
William Osborn
Milo Charles Osborn

Sources (8)

  • William Osborn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William S Osborne, "Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992"
  • William S Osborn in household of Alonzo L Osborn, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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1877 · The First Workers Strike

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Name Meaning

English: variant of Osborne .

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

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