John Lincoln Post

7 January 1876–21 December 1953 (Age 77)
Washington, United States

The Life of John Lincoln

When John Lincoln Post was born on 7 January 1876, in Washington, United States, his father, Daniel W Post, was 31 and his mother, Lucy Maria Olmstead, was 21. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Josie Irene Larkin. He lived in Bellfountain, Benton, Oregon, United States for about 15 years and Bellfountain Election Precinct, Benton, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 21 December 1953, in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Bellfountain Cemetery, Bellfountain, Benton, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Lincoln Post
Josie Irene Larkin
Nellie May Post
John Verlin Post
Barbara Irene Post

Spouse and Children



    Nellie May Post


    John Verlin Post


    Barbara Irene Post


Parents and Siblings


    Lucy Maria Olmstead




    Matilda Jane Post


    Ellen Post


    Margaret Post




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 13

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 21

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

Name Meaning

1 North German, Danish, and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived near a post or pole (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch post, from Latin postis), presumably one of some significance, e.g. serving as a landmark or boundary, or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany called Post, probably from this word.2 North German: occupational name for a mounted messenger or courier Middle Low German post.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a mailman, from German Post ‘mail’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John L Post, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Post, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John L Post, "United States Census, 1920"

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