Oel Durkee Jr.

Male2 December 1843–11 September 1923

Brief Life History of Oel

When Oel Durkee Jr. was born on 2 December 1843, in Lorain, Ohio, United States, his father, Oelsen Durkee, was 36 and his mother, Betsey Terry, was 33. He married Emma Odelpha Phillips on 31 December 1865, in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Eaton, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Grafton, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1900. He died on 11 September 1923, in Lorain, Ohio, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Oel Durkee Jr.
Emma Odelpha Phillips
Marriage: 31 December 1865
May Eleanor Durkee
June B. Durkee
Jane Durkee
Edward Oel Durkee
Leo L. Durkee
George S. Durkee
Estella Pearl Durkee
Blanche Mable Durkee
Elza Eugene Durkee
Artemas L. Durkee
Florence Betsy Durkee

Sources (18)

  • Oel Durkee in household of Oel Durkee, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Oel Durkee Jr., "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Oel Durkee, Jr. in entry for George S. Durkee, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1865Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

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

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 17

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


    Age 22

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Irish and Scottish: perhaps a late pet form in Scotland of Durkin . This surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.

    History: The name was brought to the Massachusetts Bay Colony by William Durgy, who was born in Ireland c. 1632. He arrived from Barbados on November 9, 1663, as the indentured servant of Thomas Bishop.

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

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