James Garvey

4 March 1858–6 November 1932 (Age 74)
New York, United States

The Life of James

When James Garvey was born on 4 March 1858, in New York, United States, his father, Michael Garvey, was 33 and his mother, Mary Nealon, was 33. He lived in Ira, Cayuga, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 6 November 1932, in Eaton Township, Eaton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, United States.

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Michael Garvey
Mary Nealon
Patrick Garvey
Margurett Garvey
Michael Garvey
James Garvey
William Garvey
Thomas Gorvey
David Garvey

Parents and Siblings

    Michael Garvey





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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 5

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 21

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gairbhshíth ‘descendant of Gairbhshíth’, a personal name from garbh ‘rough’, ‘cruel’ + síth ‘peace’. See also McGarvey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Garvey in household of Michael Garvey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Garvey in household of Mary Garvey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Garvey in household of Artie L Garvey, "United States Census, 1930"

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