John Campbell Oman

10 December 1841–1911 (Age 69)
Calcutta, West Bengal, India

The Life of John Campbell

When John Campbell Oman was born on 10 December 1841, his father, John Campbell Oman, was 27 and his mother, Maria Jane Helena Eweler, was 28. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Ellen Agnes Hodges. He lived in Bengal, India in 1841 and Islington, London, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died in 1911, in Edmonton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 70.

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John Campbell Oman
Ellen Agnes Hodges
John Campbell Oman
Estelle Marie Oman
William Campbell Oman
Walter Henderson Oman

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 

Age 11

George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 
1868 · Abolition of Public Hangings at Newgate

Age 27

On May 26, 1868 the Capital Punishment Act was put into action. This made it so that public hangings no longer existed at Newgate in London.

Name Meaning

1 Swedish (also Öman): ornamental name from Swedish ö ‘island’ + man ‘man’, in some cases adopted as a topographic name by someone who lived on an island.2 Scottish and English: variant of Hammond .3 Slovenian: topographic name from oman, the name of a plant (in English known as elecampane or meadow fleabane; Latin genus name Inula).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John C Oman, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • John Campbell Oman, "England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957"
  • J. C. Oman in entry for Estelle Marie Oman, "India Deaths and Burials, 1719-1948"

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