Joseph M. Bacon

1833–1906 (Age 73)
Waltham, Addison, Vermont, United States

The Life of Joseph M.

When Joseph M. Bacon was born in 1833, in Waltham, Addison, Vermont, United States, his father, Charles Bacon, was 36 and his mother, Rosanna Marsh, was 35. He married Martha C. Myers on 21 September 1857, in Bristol, Addison, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 10 September 1906, in Ames, Story, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Ames Municipal Cemetery, Ames, Story, Iowa, United States.

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Joseph M. Bacon
Martha C. Myers
Marriage: 21 September 1857
Mary E. Bacon
Carrie P. Bacon
Robert Oscar Bacon
Raymond Bacon

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21 September 1857
Bristol, Addison, Vermont, United States


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World Events (8)

1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 1

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: metonymic occupational name for a preparer and seller of cured pork, from Middle English, Old French bacun, bacon ‘bacon’ (a word of Germanic origin, akin to Back 1).2 English and French: from the Germanic personal name Bac(c)o, Bahho, from the root bag- ‘to fight’. The name was relatively common among the Normans in the form Bacus, of which the oblique case was Bacon.

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

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Sources (3)

  • J M Bacon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph M Bacon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph M Bacon, "United States Census, 1880"

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