Richard Jesse Bronson

31 January 1848–7 November 1926 (Age 78)
Brownstown Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Richard Jesse

When Richard Jesse Bronson was born on 31 January 1848, in Brownstown Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, Marshall Bronson, was 60 and his mother, Mary Ann Slocum, was 28. He married Marilla Alma Wigent on 5 May 1874, in St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cedar, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Ernest Township, Dade, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 November 1926, in Greenfield, Dade, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Greenfield Cemetery, Greenfield, Dade, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Jesse Bronson
Marilla Alma Wigent
Marriage: 5 May 1874
Wilmer Henry Bronson
Jesse Richard Bronson
Pearl Viletta Bronson
Orvil Clinton Bronson
Edward Franklin Bronson
Odessie M Bronson

Spouse and Children

5 May 1874
St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 6

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 15

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

Age 22

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

English: variant of Brunson .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Richard J Bronson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • R J Bronson in household of M A Bronson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ritchard Bronson, "United States Census, 1900"

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