John Alyea

1855–1949 (Age 93)
Medina, Ridgeway, Orleans, New York, United States

The Life of John

When John Alyea was born on 19 June 1855, in Medina, Ridgeway, Orleans, New York, United States, his father, John Henry Alyea, was 28 and his mother, Catherine Moon, was 27. He married Olive Philomena Emory on 20 October 1886, in Northumberland, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1949, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Alyea
Olive Philomena Emory
Marriage: 20 October 1886
Florence Olivett Elyea
Pearl Georgiana Alyea
Sherman Alva Alyea
Nelson Perry Alyea
Lillian Louise Alyea
Ralph Byron Alyea
Angus Alyea
John Melvin Alyea
Charlotte Alyea
Calvin Alyea

Spouse & Children

20 October 1886
Northumberland, Ontario, Canada


  • Florence Olivett Elyea


  • Pearl Georgiana Alyea


  • Male1892–1963Male

  • Nelson Perry Alyea


  • Female1896–1989Female

+5 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • John Henry Alyea


  • Catherine Moon




+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 24

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.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of a French Canadian name, probably Allier (of Germanic origin, from adalhari ‘noble army’) or Elier, Hélier, variants of Hilaire ( see Hillary ).

Possible Related Names

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

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I think this is a different John because of birth places maybe

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Sources (3)

  • John Alyea, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Byron Alyea in household of Sherman Alva Alyea, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Alyea, "United States Census, 1920"

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