Adam Lightner

28 October 1861–21 September 1890 (Age 28)
Minnesota City, Winona, Minnesota, United States

The Life Summary of Adam

When Adam Lightner was born on 28 October 1861, in Minnesota City, Winona, Minnesota, United States, his father, Adam Lightner Jr., was 51 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Rollins, was 43. He lived in Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 21 September 1890, in Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, United States, at the age of 28.

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Family Time Line

Adam Lightner Jr.
Mary Elizabeth Rollins
Miles Henry Lightner
Caroline Keziah Lightner
George Algernon Lightner
Florentine Mathias Lightner
John Horace Gilbert Lightner
Elizabeth Lightner
Mary Rollins Lightner
Algernon Sidney Lightner
Charles Washington Lightner
Adam Lightner

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World Events (8)

1862 · The Dakota Conflict/War
Age 1
The Dakota War was an armed conflict between the United States and several bands of Dakota Native Americans. It began along the Minnesota River four years after Minnesota was admitted as a state. The Dakota made attacks on hundreds of settlers, which resulted in their deaths. A military tribunal sentenced 303 Dakota men to death for their crimes but 264 of them were exonerated. The remaining 38 were apart of a mass hanging on December 26 that same year. It was the largest mass execution in United States history.
Age 2
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
Age 9
Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Leitner or Lichtner .

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

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Sources (4)

  • Adam Lightner in household of Adam Lightner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Adam Lightner in household of Adam Lightner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Adam Lightner, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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