Miles Armenus Putman

29 March 1853–11 July 1896 (Age 43)
Davis, Iowa, United States

The Life of Miles Armenus

When Miles Armenus Putman was born on 29 March 1853, in Davis, Iowa, United States, his father, Daniel Thomas Putman, was 31 and his mother, Janette Roundy, was 26. He lived in Ogallala, Keith, Nebraska, United States in 1880 and Ottercreek Township, Dixon, Nebraska, United States in 1885. He died on 11 July 1896, at the age of 43.

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Daniel Thomas Putman
Janette Roundy
Stiles Horatio Putman
Giles Logan Putman
Miles Armenus Putman
Daniel Thomas Putman
Virgil Maselles Putman
Horace Elijah Putman
John Druitt Putman
May Putman

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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 4

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.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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  • Miles Putman in household of Sam'L J Roney, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Miles Putman in household of Daniel Putman, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • Miles Putnam in household of D T Putnam, "United States Census, 1860"

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