Relief Whitcomb Oakes

6 April 1795–24 June 1885 (Age 90)
Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of Relief Whitcomb

When Relief Whitcomb Oakes was born on 6 April 1795, in Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Oneida, New York, United States, her father, Abraham Oakes, was 24 and her mother, Lois Gurley, was 32. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with William Inis Durkee. She died on 24 June 1885, at the age of 90.

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William Inis Durkee
Relief Whitcomb Oakes
Josephine Durkee
Charles Durkee
Orien Durkee

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    Josephine Durkee


    Charles Durkee


    Orien Durkee


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World Events (8)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 2

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name, a plural variant of Oak .2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhdara ‘son of Dubhdara’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘dark’ + dara(ch), genitive of dair ‘oak’, by translation of the main element of the Gaelic name.

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

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  • Relief Whitcomb Oakes Durkee, "Find A Grave Index" 1795-1885

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