Elizabeth Massie Oman

11 November 1847–8 February 1929 (Age 81)
Lexington, Lafayette, Missouri, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Massie

When Elizabeth Massie Oman was born on 11 November 1847, in Lexington, Lafayette, Missouri, United States, her father, John Perry Oman, was 25 and her mother, Hannah Smith, was 20. She married Orson Hyde Stoker on 4 January 1867, in Neola, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Washington Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 8 February 1929, in Neola, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Champlin Cemetery, Yorkshire, Harrison, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orson Hyde Stoker
Elizabeth Massie Oman
Marriage: 4 January 1867
Jesse Frank Stoker
Margaret H Stoker
Emily Calpernia Stoker
Nettie Eliza Stoker
Kate Adelia Stoker
Elizabeth Arminta Stoker
Mary Lavina Stoker
Etta Lucretia Stoker
Floyd Harrison Stoker
Julia A. Stoker

Spouse and Children

4 January 1867
Neola, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 10

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 13

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 23

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 Swedish (also Öman): ornamental name from Swedish ö ‘island’ + man ‘man’, in some cases adopted as a topographic name by someone who lived on an island.2 Scottish and English: variant of Hammond .3 Slovenian: topographic name from oman, the name of a plant (in English known as elecampane or meadow fleabane; Latin genus name Inula).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth M Staker in household of Orson H Staker, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • E M Stoker in household of Orrison H Stoker, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Elizabeth M Stoker, "United States Census, 1910"

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