Catherine Baker Oilar

Brief Life History of Catherine Baker

When Catherine Baker Oilar was born on 21 January 1837, in Indiana, United States, her father, Col. Henry A Oiler, was 36 and her mother, Ruth Darnell, was 30. She married Lycurgus Rawles on 19 March 1861, in Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Wabash Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Bloomington Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 25 February 1914, in Bloomington, Perry Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Bloomington, Perry Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lycurgus Rawles
Catherine Baker Oilar
Marriage: 19 March 1861
Matilda R Rawles
William A. Rawles
Ella Rawles
Grace Rawles
Charles Lycurgus Rawles

Sources (11)

  • Catherine Rawles in household of Wm Rawles, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Catherine Oilar, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"
  • Catherine B. Rawles, "Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920"

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


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

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Guillermo, Alvaro, Anastacio, Angelina, Arana, Arminda, Claudio, Diego, Dominador, Florencio, Jose, Luis.

Spanish: from a short form of the Marian name María del Pilar or title Nuestra Señora del Pilar ‘Our Lady of the Pillar’ (from pilar ‘pillar, column’), a title under which Virgin Mary is venerated in Zaragoza. The surname may also be a reference to a local church dedicated to the Virgin Mary bearing this title. Compare Del Pilar .

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

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