Joseph Smith Oman

9 December 1848–13 May 1914 (Age 65)
Silver Creek Township, Mills, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Smith

When Joseph Smith Oman was born on 9 December 1848, in Silver Creek Township, Mills, Iowa, United States, his father, George Washington Oman Sr., was 46 and his mother, Malvina Graham Dickey, was 36. He married Dorothy Jane Bainbridge on 31 July 1887, in Lower Lake, Lake, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 13 May 1914, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith Oman
Dorothy Jane Bainbridge
Marriage: 31 July 1887
George Oman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 July 1887Lower Lake, Lake, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1850 · California Is Admitted to Union
    Age 2
    California was admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, and became the 31st state.
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 9
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 18
    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Nels, Sven, Erik, Kerstin, Obert.Swedish (also Öman): ornamental name from Swedish ö ‘island’ + man ‘man’, in some cases adopted as a topographic name by someone who lived on an island.Scottish and English: from the Old Norse personal name Ámundi, rarely perhaps from Hámundr. The second element is mund ‘hand’; the first is uncertain, but in some cases may be há(r) ‘high’. This name is now also found in Ireland.

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Joseph Oman in household of George W Oman, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Joseph S. Oman, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952" Marriage in 1887.
    • Jos L Omans in household of G W Omans, "United States Census, 1860"

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