James Austin Aiken

30 March 1855–30 August 1925 (Age 70)
Ohio, United States

The Life of James Austin

When James Austin Aiken was born on 30 March 1855, in Ohio, United States, his father, Reverend John Henry Aiken, was 26 and his mother, Martha J. Trainer, was 28. He married Eliza Matilda Mills in 1882, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lafayette Township, Allen, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. He died on 30 August 1925, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Austin Aiken
Eliza Matilda Mills
Marriage: 1882
Anna Merlie Aiken
John Franklin Aiken
Ida Editha Aiken
Rosco Aiken
Austin James Aiken
Minnie Aiken
Clifford Newell Aiken
Vera Margaret Aiken

Spouse and Children


    Eliza Matilda Mills


Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 1

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.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 5

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Variant, associated chiefly with northern Ireland, of the Scottish surname Aitken .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James A Aken in household of John Aken, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Aiken, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James A Aiken, "United States Census, 1910"

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