Theodore Coxon Eastham

24 January 1890–2 June 1954 (Age 64)
Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Theodore Coxon

When Theodore Coxon Eastham was born on 24 January 1890, in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States, his father, Edward Eastham, was 25 and his mother, Ann Jane Barlow, was 24. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Emma Alta Riggs. He lived in Mercer, New Jersey, United States in 1905. He died on 2 June 1954, at the age of 64, and was buried in Ewing, Mercer, New Jersey, United States.

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Theodore Coxon Eastham
Emma Alta Riggs
Robert E Eastham
Elzabeth V Eastham

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    Robert E Eastham


    Elzabeth V Eastham


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 17

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name, now chiefly found in Lancashire, from any of various places so named from Old English ēast ‘east’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘river meadow’. There are places so named in Cheshire, Somerset, and Worcestershire, the first of which seems to have contributed most to the surname.

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

Sources (3)

  • Theodore Eastham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thedore C Eastham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Theo C Eastham in household of Edward Eastham, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"

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