Oscar Fitz Allen Spinning

2 February 1824–14 July 1902 (Age 78)
Orleans, New York, United States

The Life of Oscar Fitz Allen

When Oscar Fitz Allen Spinning was born on 2 February 1824, in Orleans, New York, United States, his father, Isaac Spinning, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Barbur, was 22. He married Clara Olive Lillibridge on 14 November 1849, in Lebanon, Lebanon, Madison, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Reading, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Grass Lake, Grass Lake Township, Jackson, Michigan Territory, United States in 1900. He died on 14 July 1902, in Grass Lake, Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Grass Lake, Jackson, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oscar Fitz Allen Spinning
Clara Olive Lillibridge
Marriage: 14 November 1849
Jay Oscar Spinning
Clara Nettie Spinning
Charles Manley Spinning

Spouse and Children

14 November 1849
Lebanon, Lebanon, Madison, New York, United States


    Jay Oscar Spinning


    Clara Nettie Spinning


    Charles Manley Spinning


Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Spinning


    Elizabeth Barbur





    George Spining


    Amanda Spining


    Mary Elizabeth Spinning


    Sarah Mariah Spinning


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 3

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from places named Sinning or Sinningen in northern Germany. There is also a place called Sinning in Bavaria, but this does not seem to have contributed to the surname to any significant extent.

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

Sources (3)

  • Oscar T A Spinning, "United States Census, 1900"
  • O F A Spinning, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Oscar Spinning, "New York State Census, 1855"

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