Alvira Jane Oman

14 January 1836–19 March 1915 (Age 79)
Ray, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Alvira Jane

When Alvira Jane Oman was born on 14 January 1836, in Ray, Missouri, United States, her father, George Washington Oman Sr., was 33 and her mother, Malvina Graham Dickey, was 23. She married Hiel Kilpatrick Gay on 13 October 1856, in Sonoma, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Langell Valley, Wasco, Oregon, United States in 1900 and Millville, Shasta, California, United States in 1910. She died on 19 March 1915, in Red Bluff, Tehama, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Red Bluff, Tehama, California, United States.

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Hiel Kilpatrick Gay
Alvira Jane Oman
Marriage: 13 October 1856
George William Gay
Adella Desdamona Gay
Walter LeForest Gay
Louella Eudora "Lillie" Gay
Ulysses Grant Gay
Helen Cecil Gay

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  • Marriage
    13 October 1856Sonoma, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 21
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Nels, Sven, Erik, Kerstin, Obert.Swedish (also Öman): ornamental name from Swedish ö ‘island’ + man ‘man’, in some cases adopted as a topographic name by someone who lived on an island.Scottish and English: from the Old Norse personal name Ámundi, rarely perhaps from Hámundr. The second element is mund ‘hand’; the first is uncertain, but in some cases may be há(r) ‘high’. This name is now also found in Ireland.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Eliza Gray in household of H Gray, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Alvira Jane Oman, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Elvira J Pay in household of Hail H Pay, "United States Census, 1870"

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