John Oman

29 November 1833–28 December 1915 (Age 82)
Eugene, Eugene Township, Vermillion, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Oman was born on 29 November 1833, in Eugene, Eugene Township, Vermillion, Indiana, United States, his father, George Washington Oman Sr., was 31 and his mother, Malvina Graham Dickey, was 21. He married Susan Louise Fletcher on 6 December 1857, in Tomales, Marin, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1851 and lived in Spokane, Washington, United States in 1880 and Whitman, Washington, United States in 1900. He died on 28 December 1915, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Riverside Memorial Park, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Oman
1833–1915
Susan Louise Fletcher
1842–1920
Marriage: 6 December 1857
Frances J. Oman
1858–1934
George H. Oman
1865–1949
Ida M. Oman
1860–1915
Venora Ann Oman
1864–1931
John S Oman
1873–1917
Maude E Oman
1878–1965

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 December 1857Tomales, Marin, California, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act
    Age 3
    The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
    1847
    Age 14
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 23
    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Nels, Sven, Erik, Kerstin, Obert.Swedish (also Öman): ornamental name from Swedish ö ‘island’ + man ‘man’, in some cases adopted as a topographic name by someone who lived on an island.Scottish and English: from the Old Norse personal name Ámundi, rarely perhaps from Hámundr. The second element is mund ‘hand’; the first is uncertain, but in some cases may be há(r) ‘high’. This name is now also found in Ireland.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Omans
    Ohman
    Ammann

    Sources (27)

    • John Oman, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Oman in entry for Arthur T Devereaux and Maude E Oman Bush, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • John Oman in entry for J. S. Oman, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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