Reuben W. Deem

Edgar Co.

The Life of Reuben W.

Reuben W. Deem was born as the son of Adam Deem Jr. and Mary Margaret Balsar. He married Malinda Belle Collier in 1887, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Grandview Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States for about 40 years.

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Reuben W. Deem
Malinda Belle Collier
Marriage: 1887
Amanda Josephine Deem
Adam Jackson Deem
Herbert Wilson Deem
William Bryan Deem
Laura Lillian Deem
Forrest Deem
John Condon Deem
Ruth Irene Deem

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Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English dēma, dōma ‘judge’, hence an occupational name, or a byname for an arbiter of disputes.2 Altered spelling of German Die(h)m .

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

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  • Reuben W Deem in household of Adam Deem, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rheuben Deem, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Reuben Deem in household of Adam Deem, "United States Census, 1880"

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