Oscar W. Pressey

Male1873–1 May 1908

Brief Life History of Oscar W.

When Oscar W. Pressey was born in 1873, in Byron, Oxford, Maine, United States, his father, John Andrew Pressey, was 34 and his mother, Letitia Susan May Bunker, was 27. He married Bessie E. Akers on 7 February 1899. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 1 May 1908, in Byron, Oxford, Maine, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Byron, Oxford, Maine, United States.

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Oscar W. Pressey
Bessie E. Akers
Marriage: 7 February 1899
Hazel F. Pressey

Sources (9)

  • Oscar Pressey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Oscar KW Pressey - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Oscar KW Pressey
  • Oscar W Pressey, "Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 February 1899
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 2

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

    Age 2

    During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.


    Age 13

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English prest, pri(e)st ‘priest’ + hei(e), hai(e) ‘fence, enclosure’ (Old English prēost, (ge)hæg), probably denoting a piece of enclosed church land. The name may be topographic, for someone who lived by such a plot, or habitational, from a minor place so named, such as Priesthay Wood Farm in Wappenham, Northamptonshire.

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

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