Oscar F. Tinker

14 July 1818–20 September 1871 (Age 53)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Oscar F.

When Oscar F. Tinker was born on 14 July 1818, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, Nehemiah Tinker, was 44 and his mother, Martha Caswell, was 48. He married Melissa Polly Welcher on 24 September 1847, in Lorain, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1902 and lived in Rochester, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Cedar Township, Lucas, Iowa, United States in 1870. He died on 20 September 1871, in Lucas, Iowa, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Allen Cemetery, Lucas, Lucas, Iowa, United States.

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Oscar F. Tinker
Melissa Polly Welcher
Marriage: 24 September 1847
Francis H Tinker
Warren Tinker
Marion Tinker

Spouse and Children


    Melissa Polly Welcher


24 September 1847
Lorain, Ohio, United States


    Francis H Tinker


    Warren Tinker


    Marion Tinker


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 2

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 18

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): occupational name for a mender of pots and pans, Middle English tink(l)er (of uncertain etymology).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Oscar Tinker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Oscar Tinker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Oscar F. Tinker, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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