Joseph McDonald Givens

Brief Life History of Joseph McDonald

When Joseph McDonald Givens was born on 4 April 1861, in Craig, Virginia, United States, his father, John M Givens, was 59 and his mother, Malinda Peck, was 31. He lived in Auburn District, Montgomery, Virginia, United States in 1870 and Jefferson, Kansas, United States in 1875. He died on 30 June 1883, at the age of 22, and was buried in Floyd Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States.

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John M Givens
Malinda Peck
Mary Alice Givens
Susan Clementine Givens
Joseph Mason Givens
Ottoway Parker Givens
Elizabeth A. Givins
Joseph McDonald Givens
Fannie Virginia Givens
Bettie Agnes Givens
Miles Lee Givens

Sources (10)

  • J. M. Givins in household of J. A. Givins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • J McDonald Givens, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • Joseph M. Givens, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

World Events (8)

1862 · Kansas Agricultural Society

"The Kansas Agricultural Society was formed on March 5, 1862. The society encouraged farmers to grow winter wheat which created the nickname """"bread basket of the world."

1867 · The Burtis Opera House

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Fife) and Irish (Tipperary and Tyrone): variant of Given with English post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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