Archibald Campbell Niven

1871–17 June 1891 (Age 20)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Archibald Campbell

When Archibald Campbell Niven was born in 1871, in New York, United States, his father, Rev. Thornton MacNess Niven, was 35 and his mother, Elisabeth Wilson Lewis, was 25. He lived in Greenburgh, Westchester, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 17 June 1891, in California, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Altadena, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Rev. Thornton MacNess Niven
Elisabeth Wilson Lewis
Archibald Campbell Niven
Isabella Thornton Niven
Thornton MacNess Niven Jr
Charlotte Tappan Niven

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World Events (7)

1872 · The First National Park
Age 1
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Modoc War
Age 1
Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 10
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

Scottish and Irish: from Scottish Gaelic Mac Naoimhín, a patronymic from a personal name based on a diminutive of naomh ‘holy, saint’. See McNiven and Nevin 2.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Archibald Niven in household of Thornton U Niven, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Archibald C Niven, "Find A Grave Index"

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