Amos A. Stearns

3 May 1844–24 January 1922 (Age 77)
Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States

The Life of Amos A.

When Amos A. Stearns was born on 3 May 1844, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States, his father, Wilson Stearns, was 28 and his mother, Mary Ferguson, was 25. He married Adalaide A. Wyman on 2 October 1867, in Cooper, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Cooper, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1865. He died on 24 January 1922, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Amos A. Stearns
Adalaide A. Wyman
Marriage: 2 October 1867
Luella E. Stearns
Cleland Wilson Stearns
Clarence Allen Stearns

Spouse and Children

2 October 1867
Cooper, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 3

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Stern 2.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Amos Sterns in household of Wilson Sterns, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Amos A Stearns, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Amos A Stearns, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"

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