John Usher

12 April 1836–22 March 1925 (Age 88)
Rhode Island, United States

The Life of John

When John Usher was born on 12 April 1836, in Rhode Island, United States, his father, Allen Usher, was 39 and his mother, Abigail Pearse Blake, was 35. He lived in Smithfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 60 years. He died on 22 March 1925, in Sayre, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Smithfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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World Events (8)

1841 · Dorr Rebellion

Age 5

The Dorr Rebellion, led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, took place from 1841 until 1842. During the Rebellion, the middle-class residents of Rhode Island attempted to force broader democracy to the state legislation.

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1862 · US Naval Academy

Age 26

The US Naval Academy was moved to Newport, Rhode Island from its original in Annapolis, Maryland on May 9, 1862.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a janitor or gatekeeper, Middle English usher (Anglo-Norman French usser, Old French ussier, huissier, from Late Latin ustiarius, a derivative of classical Latin ostium ‘door’, ‘gate’). The term was also used in the Middle Ages of a court official charged with accompanying a person of rank on ceremonial occasions, and this may be a partial souce of the surname. This surname has been recorded in Ireland since the 14th century, and has sometimes been used as an equivalent of Hession .2 Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): from a southern Yiddish pronunciation of the Yiddish male personal name Osher (Hebrew Asher ).

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

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  • John A Usher in household of Richard U Roe, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John A Usher in household of Allen Usher, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Usher in household of Allen Usher, "United States Census, 1860"

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