James Franklin Bartlow

30 May 1860–12 January 1935 (Age 74)
Blandinsville, McDonough, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Franklin

When James Franklin Bartlow was born on 30 May 1860, in Blandinsville, McDonough, Illinois, United States, his father, Thomas Morgan Bartlow, was 40 and his mother, Catherine Westall, was 35. He married Alvaretta ‘Etta’ Edith Spiker on 10 September 1885, in McDonough, Illinois, United States. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Warsaw, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 12 January 1935, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in La Harpe Cemetery, La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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James Franklin Bartlow
Alvaretta ‘Etta’ Edith Spiker
Marriage: 10 September 1885

Spouse and Children

10 September 1885
McDonough, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth Jane Bartlow


    John H. Bartlow


    James A Bartlow


    Nancy Ann Bartlow


    Malindia A Bartlow


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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

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.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 7

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.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of any of various vernacular derivatives of the personal name Bartholomaeus ( see Bartholomew ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank Bartlow, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James F Bartlow, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frank Bartlow, "United States Census, 1910"

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