Wallace E Dinsmore

5 February 1847–21 November 1893 (Age 46)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Wallace E

When Wallace E Dinsmore was born on 5 February 1847, in Ohio, United States, his father, Alvin Dinsmore, was 44 and his mother, Elvira Dunn, was 40. He married Ruth Kemmish in 1873, in Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Grant Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Union Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. He died on 21 November 1893, at the age of 46, and was buried in Union Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States.

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Wallace E Dinsmore
Ruth Kemmish
Marriage: 1873
Clarence A Dinsmore
Nina Ruth Dinsmore
Georgia Dinsmore
Wallace Eugene Dinsmore
Charles Clayton Dinsmore
Lawrence Ernest Dinsmore

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Idaho, United States


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    Harriet Cornelia Dinsmore


    Abigail A. Dinsmore


    Rosina L Dinsmore


    Lucy B. Densmore



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World Events (7)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 10

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.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 13

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 20

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish (mainly Counties Derry and Donegal): variant of the Scottish habitational name Dunsmore .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walace C E Densmore in household of Alvin Densmore, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wallace Densmore, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Wolace Densmore, "United States Census, 1880"

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