Dr Seth Oliver Byam

2 February 1824–7 December 1900 (Age 76)
Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Seth Oliver

When Dr Seth Oliver Byam was born on 2 February 1824, in Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States, his father, Oliver Hale Byam, was 33 and his mother, Polly Steele, was 30. He married Almeda Clark in March 1863, in Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Elk Creek Township, Republic, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Jackson Township, Linn, Iowa, United States for about 15 years. He died on 7 December 1900, in Paris, Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Blodgett Cemetery, Central City, Linn, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dr Seth Oliver Byam
Almeda Clark
Marriage: March 1863
Sarah C. Lillie Byam
Don Alonzo Byam
Henry Jackson
Victoria Virginia Byam

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    March 1863Linn, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    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.
    Age 17
    Historical Boundaries: 1841: Linn, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Linn, Iowa, United States
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Suffolk): habitational name from Byham Hall in Great Maplestead (Essex).

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

    Sources (26)

    • Seth Byam, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
    • Seth Byam in entry for Victoria V Domer, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • Seth Byam, "United States Census, 1850"

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