John Druitt Putman

1862–
Davis, Iowa, United States

The Life of John Druitt

When John Druitt Putman was born in 1862, in Davis, Iowa, United States, his father, Daniel Thomas Putman, was 40 and his mother, Janette Roundy, was 36. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Soap Creek Township, Davis, Iowa, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Thomas Putman
1822–1902
Janette Roundy
1826–1904
Stiles Horatio Putman
1849–1913
Giles Logan Putman
1851–
Miles Armenus Putman
1853–1896
Daniel Thomas Putman
1855–1922
Virgil Maselles Putman
1857–1927
Horace Elijah Putman
1859–1936
John Druitt Putman
1862–
May Putman
1865–

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 5

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 34

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Pitman ‘dweller by the pit or hollow’, formed with Middle English putte, a dialect form common in southern and southwestern England.2 Dutch: from put ‘pit’ or ‘well’ + man ‘man’, a topographic name for someone who lived by such a feature, or a habitational name derived from a minor place named with the term.3 Americanized spelling of North German Püttmann, a topographic name cognate with 2.

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

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  • John Putman in household of Daniel T Putman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Putman in household of D T Putman, "United States Census, 1880"

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