Oscar O. Yoder

1887–1984 (Age 97)
Eden Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States

The Life of Oscar O.

Oscar O. Yoder was born in 1887, in Eden Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States. He died before 1984, in Fairview, Oscoda, Michigan, United States, at the age of 96.

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1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

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"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

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An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of the Swiss surname Joder, from a reduced form of the personal name Theodor(us) ( see Theodore ). This was the name of the patron saint of western Switzerland.

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

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