Abijah F Markham

30 June 1872–
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

The Life of Abijah F

When Abijah F Markham was born on 30 June 1872, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, his father, John D Markham, was 30 and his mother, Josephine Maria Rogers, was 30. He lived in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

John D Markham
1841–1924
Josephine Maria Rogers
1841–1912
Jennie M Markham
1865–1902
Frederick J Markham
1867–
George Markham
1888–1888
George William Markham
1868–
Elizabeth Markham
1869–
Elizabeth Mary Markham
1870–
Martha Elizabeth Markham
1871–1964
Alfred Markham
1871–
Abijah F Markham
1872–
Charles Markham
1873–
Henrietta Rena Markham
1874–1920
Anne Markham
1875–1890
Rose Ellen Markham
1876–1897
Charles Anthony Markham
1877–1955
Ada Markham
1878–
Otto Carl Markham
1878–1951
Blanch Louise Markham
1880–1948
Bertha Markham
1883–1884
Bernice Markham
1883–1884
Jessie E Markham
1885–1966

Parents and Siblings

    John D Markham

    Male1841–1924Male

    Josephine Maria Rogers

    Female1841–1912Female

siblings

(20)

    Jennie M Markham

    Female1865–1902Female

    Frederick J Markham

    Male1867–Male

    George William Markham

    Male1868–Male

    Elizabeth Markham

    Female1869–Female

    Elizabeth Mary Markham

    Female1870–Female

+15 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 7

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 31

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, named in Old English as ‘homestead at a (district) boundary’, from mearc ‘boundary’ + hām ‘homestead’.2 Irish: English surname used as an equivalent of Gaelic Ó Marcacháin ‘descendant of Marcachán’, a diminutive of Marcach ( see Markey ). This is a Galway surname, which is sometimes ‘translated’ as Ryder .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Frederick Markham in household of Jon D Markham, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Abijah F Markham, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Abijah F. Markham in entry for Frank E. Markham and Ida May Cook, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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