Joseph Onesimus Kinyon

1 July 1847–3 March 1882 (Age 34)
Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Onesimus

When Joseph Onesimus Kinyon was born on 1 July 1847, in Nebraska, United States, his father, Wilford Farnum Kinyon, was 29 and his mother, Lucinda Swarthout, was 28. He married Mary Bethiah Dodson on 3 March 1879, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States. He died on 3 March 1882, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Joseph Onesimus Kinyon
Mary Bethiah Dodson
Marriage: 3 March 1879

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  • Marriage
    3 March 1879San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 1
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    Age 7
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 10
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish: variant of Kenyon . Compare Kinion .

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Orsimo Coburn in household of Jas Coburn, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jos C Kinyon, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • O Kinyon, "United States Census, 1880"

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