Levi W. Oney

2 January 1860–25 April 1923 (Age 63)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Levi W.

When Levi W. Oney was born on 2 January 1860, in West Virginia, United States, his father, David Young Oney, was 23 and his mother, Nancy L Spence, was 25. He married Ella Bell Emert on 19 August 1883, in Lawrence, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Coal Township, Jackson, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Ohio, United States in 1923. He died on 25 April 1923, in Valley Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Pleasant City Cemetery, Pleasant City, Guernsey, Ohio, United States.

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Levi W. Oney
Ella Bell Emert
Marriage: 19 August 1883
John William Oney
Nellie B. Oney
Florence May Oney
James Bryan Oney
Grace Linnie Oney

Spouse and Children

19 August 1883
Lawrence, Ohio, United States


    John William Oney


    Nellie B. Oney


    Florence May Oney


    James Bryan Oney


    Grace Linnie Oney


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World Events (8)


Age 3

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

Age 3

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
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

1 English: variant of Nye .2 Irish: reduced form of O'Ney .3 North German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Neu . The Jewish surname may sometimes be a shortened form of a name such as Neuburger .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Levi Oney in household of David Oney, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Levi Ouey in household of David Ouey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Levi Ony, "United States Census, 1910"

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