Almon Riley Chesmore

13 August 1851–11 July 1925 (Age 73)
Bangor, Bangor, Franklin, New York, United States

The Life of Almon Riley

When Almon Riley Chesmore was born on 13 August 1851, in Bangor, Bangor, Franklin, New York, United States, his father, William Riley Chesmore, was 27 and his mother, Nancy T Hadlock, was 26. He married Elizabeth Lucretia Oliphant on 6 January 1879, in Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Alexander, McKenzie, North Dakota, United States in 1910 and Linn Township, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 11 July 1925, in Center Point, Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Troy Mills Cemetery, Troy Mills, Linn, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Almon Riley Chesmore
Elizabeth Lucretia Oliphant
Marriage: 6 January 1879
Lillie Lovella Chesmore
Lelah Luella Chesmore
Richard Perry Chesmore
Ada Chesmore
Addie Jane Chesmore
Riley Floyd Chesmore
William Lloyd Chesmore
Sylvia Louise Chesmore
Golden Everett Chesmore
Willard Leslie Chesmore
Dorothy May Chesmore

Spouse and Children

6 January 1879
Linn, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 6

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 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 21

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English: apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.2 Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Tschismar ( see Chismar ), or of Chizmar .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Almond Chismore in household of Riley Chismore, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Almon Chesmore, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • A R Chesmore, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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