Pleasant De Spain Jr.

15 December 1858–21 March 1929 (Age 70)
Monmouth, Warren, Illinois, United States

The Life of Pleasant

When Pleasant De Spain Jr. was born on 15 December 1858, in Monmouth, Warren, Illinois, United States, his father, Pleasant Despain Sr., was 36 and his mother, Sarah (Jane) Rambeau Mutter, was 33. He married Myrtie Viola Davis on 15 May 1883, in Harris, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Arapahoe, Colorado, United States for about 20 years. He died on 21 March 1929, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Pleasant De Spain Jr.
Myrtie Viola Davis
Marriage: 15 May 1883
Maude Myrtie De Spain
Earl Stanley De Spain
Arthur Lynn De Spain
Allen Pleasant De Spain

Spouse and Children

15 May 1883
Harris, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States


Parents and Siblings



    William Despain


    Benjamin Despain


    Edith Despain


    Richard Despain


    Joseph despain


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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 3

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 19

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

Name Meaning

Indian: variant of Dey .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Pleasent Despain in household of P Despain, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Pleasant Despain, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pleasant De Spain, "United States Census, 1900"

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