Orson Setchell

about 1855–16 July 1930 (Age 75)
Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Orson

When Orson Setchell was born about 1855, in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Satchell or Setchell, was 38 and his mother, Catherine Elizabeth Cross, was 33. He married Ella M. in 1899, in United States. He lived in Little Sioux, Harrison, Iowa, United States for about 30 years and Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920. He died on 16 July 1930, in California, United States, at the age of 75.

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Orson Setchell
Ella M.
Marriage: 1899

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United States

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World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 2

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Satchell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Orson I Setchell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Orson Q Setchell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Orson Setchel in household of Thomas Setchel, "United States Census, 1880"

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