James Robert Misner

5 October 1876–20 June 1953 (Age 76)
Allegan, Michigan, United States

The Life of James Robert

When James Robert Misner was born on 5 October 1876, in Allegan, Michigan, United States, his father, Joseph Misner, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Hicks, was 40. He married Olive H. Hogan on 29 June 1898, in Benton, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Watson, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Sodaville, Linn, Oregon, United States in 1910. He died on 20 June 1953, in Prineville, Crook, Oregon, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Robert Misner
Olive H. Hogan
Marriage: 29 June 1898
Mary Misner

Spouse and Children

29 June 1898
Benton, Oregon, United States


    Mary Misner


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Misner





    Jessie Misner


    John J. Misner


    Hannah Misner


    George O. Misner


    Emma Jane Misner


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World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 3

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.
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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Variant of German Meissner .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Misner in household of Joseph Misner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James R Misner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James R Misner, "Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975"

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