Alvin Back

29 June 1842–1922 (Age 79)
Williams, Ohio, United States

The Life of Alvin

When Alvin Back was born on 29 June 1842, in Williams, Ohio, United States, his father, Erastus Gilbert Back, was 31 and his mother, Lucy Sumner, was 21. He married Josephine Morris on 1 May 1864, in Amboy Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Bridgewater Township, Williams, Ohio, United States for about 40 years and California, Branch, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died in 1922, at the age of 80.

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Alvin Back
Josephine Morris
Marriage: 1 May 1864
Adeline Back

Spouse and Children


    Josephine Morris


1 May 1864
Amboy Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States


    Adeline Back


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World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 18

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English bakke ‘back’ (Old English bæc), hence a nickname for someone with a hunched back or some other noticeable peculiarity of the back or spine, or a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or ridge, or at the rear of a settlement.2 English: from the Old English personal name Bacca, which was still in use in the 12th century. It is of uncertain origin, but may have been a byname in the same sense as 1.3 English: nickname from Middle English bakke ‘bat’ (apparently of Scandinavian origin), from some fancied resemblance to the animal.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alvin Back, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alvin Back, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alvin Back, "United States Census, 1880"

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