John Nelson Osborne

5 October 1860–11 September 1927 (Age 66)
Illinois, United States

The Life of John Nelson

When John Nelson Osborne was born on 5 October 1860, in Illinois, United States, his father, James Carroll Osborne, was 24 and his mother, Eliza Mariah Phillips, was 22. He married Emma Ozbun on 27 November 1884, in Greene, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Morgan, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Pratt, Kansas, United States in 1895. He died on 11 September 1927, in Murrayville, Morgan, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Murrayville Cemetery, Morgan, Illinois, United States.

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John Nelson Osborne
Emma Ozbun
Marriage: 27 November 1884
Nettie Adelia Osborne
Lennie Alma Osborne
Robert Lewis Osborne
Hilda Lucile Osborne

Spouse and Children

27 November 1884
Greene, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Henry Casey Or Caney Osborne



    Benjamin Franklin Osborne


    Harvey U. Osborne


    Martha Osborne


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

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

English: from the Old Norse personal name Ásbjorn, composed of the elements ás ‘god’ + björn ‘bear’. This was established in England before the Conquest, in the late Old English form Ōsbern, and was later reinforced by Norman Osbern. The surname Osborne has also been widely established in Ireland since the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • J N Osborne, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • John Osborne, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John N Osborne, "United States Census, 1920"

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