Alexander Andrew Calhoun

18 June 1871–9 January 1934 (Age 62)
Mayfield Township, DeKalb, Illinois, United States

The Life of Alexander Andrew

When Alexander Andrew Calhoun was born on 18 June 1871, in Mayfield Township, DeKalb, Illinois, United States, his father, Nathan Chandler Calhoon, was 32 and his mother, Sophronia Elisabeth McMillan, was 22. He married Cora Mae Leighty on 20 December 1892, in South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Highland Township, Harvey, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Blunt, Hughes, South Dakota, United States for about 20 years. He died on 9 January 1934, in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 62.

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Alexander Andrew Calhoun
Cora Mae Leighty
Marriage: 20 December 1892
Vern Miller Calhoun
Samuel Vincent Calhoon
Minnerd Chandler Calhoun

Spouse and Children

20 December 1892
South Dakota, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

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.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 6

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 19

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Scottish Colquhoun .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Andrew A Calhoon, "South Dakota, State Census, 1905"
  • Andrew A Calhoon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • A Andrew Calhoun in household of C N Calhoun, "United States Census, 1880"

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