Orison M Rist

1845–20 April 1923 (Age 78)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Orison M

When Orison M Rist was born in 1845, in Ohio, United States, his father, Moses Cutler Rist, was 27 and his mother, Phebe A Plumley, was 23. He married Martha Jane Fry on 16 February 1879. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Wayne, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1870 and Ironton, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years. He died on 20 April 1923, in Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Willow, Richland, Wisconsin, United States.

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Orison M Rist
Martha Jane Fry
Marriage: 16 February 1879
William Marcellus Rist

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16 February 1879


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 9

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 21

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

German:1. metonymic occupational name for a farmer, from rist, riester ‘plow handle’. 2. variant of Ruest .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Orson M Rist in household of Phebe Rist, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Orrison Rist in household of Moses Rist, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Orison M Wrist, "United States Census, 1910"

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