Addison Calkins

1849–1925 (Age 76)
Volney, Volney, Oswego, New York, United States

The Life of Addison

When Addison Calkins was born on 7 June 1849, in Volney, Volney, Oswego, New York, United States, his father, Lucius C Calkins, was 26 and his mother, Cornelia A. Althouse, was 23. He married Ellen Francis Decker on 8 August 1880, in Hammond, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Granby, Oswego, New York, United States in 1855 and Kent, Michigan, United States in 1860. He died on 18 October 1925, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Kentwood, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Addison Calkins
Ellen Francis Decker
Marriage: 8 August 1880
Alma Belle Calkins
Lottie Pearl Calkins
Mabel M. Calkins
Troy Calkins
Clarence A Calkins

Spouse and Children

8 August 1880
Hammond, Kent, Michigan, United States


    Alma Belle Calkins


    Lottie Pearl Calkins


    Mabel M. Calkins


    Troy Calkins



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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 5

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim 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.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 21

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Culkin , with English patronymic -s added.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Addison Corkins in household of Lucius Corkins, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Addison Calkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Addison Calkins in household of Lucius Calkins, "United States Census, 1850"

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