James Degroot Oakley

5 September 1828–30 April 1915 (Age 86)
Flatlands, Kings, New York, United States

The Life Summary of James Degroot

When James Degroot Oakley was born on 5 September 1828, in Flatlands, Kings, New York, United States, his father, Ezra Oakley, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth De Groot, was 33. He married Alvina Ann Cole on 14 September 1851, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1846. In 1915, at the age of 86, his occupation is listed as farmer. He died on 30 April 1915, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Springville City Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Degroot Oakley
Fanny Palfreyman
Marriage: 19 July 1869
Richard Delos Oakley
Lillie Ann Oakley
Phoebe Loretta Oakley
Carrie Oakley
Ernest James Oakley
Leo Oakley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 July 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 18
    Historical Boundaries: 1846: Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Iowa, United States 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 29
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly West Midlands): habitational name from any of numerous places called Oakley, Oakle, or Oakleigh, in Bedfordshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, Suffolk, or Wiltshire. The placenames derive from Old English āc ‘oak’ + lēah ‘open woodland’.

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

    Story Highlight

    Oakley Mary Ann Taylor

    Life of Mary Ann Oakley Taylor Written in 1937 by her Granddaughter, Margurite Whitaker Chipman On the shore of the Atlantic Ocean at Flat Lands, Long Island, New York stood a comfortable home, the …

    Sources (59)

    • James Oakley in entry for Sarah Corcelia Storrs, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • James Oakley, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James Oakley, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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