Peter Calvin Wasson

8 March 1849–10 May 1907 (Age 58)
Darke, Ohio, United States

The Life of Peter Calvin

When Peter Calvin Wasson was born on 8 March 1849, in Darke, Ohio, United States, his father, James Morrow Wasson, was 38 and his mother, Christina Hoover, was 32. He married Henrietta Shockney on 23 December 1880, in Randolph, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Darke, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Rensselaer, Jasper, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died on 10 May 1907, in Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Calvin Wasson
Henrietta Shockney
Marriage: 23 December 1880
Esley Christina Wasson
Nora Avanelle Wasson
Edna Wasson
Charles Milton Wasson
Mary Wasson
Flora Jane Wasson

Spouse and Children

23 December 1880
Randolph, Indiana, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    James Morrow Wasson


    Christina Hoover




    Mary Ann Wasson


    John Milton Wasson


    David Franklin Wasson



    Flora J Wasson


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World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 2

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 11

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 16

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish:1. from the Norman personal name Wasso or Wazo ( see Wass ). 2. perhaps a variant of Watson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Peter Wassin in household of James Wassin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Peter C Wassen in household of James Wassen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Peter E Wasson in household of James Wasson, "United States Census, 1870"

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