Andrew Jefferson Putney

7 March 1856–7 November 1939 (Age 83)
Arlington Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Andrew Jefferson

When Andrew Jefferson Putney was born on 7 March 1856, in Arlington Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, his father, Rueben Putney, was 38 and his mother, Mary C. Smith, was 22. He married Eleanora Amanda Bryant on 18 March 1880, in Pokagon, Cass, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died on 7 November 1939, in Monrovia, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Jefferson Putney
Eleanora Amanda Bryant
Marriage: 18 March 1880
Ralph Bryant Putney
Myrtle Leda Putney
Maleta Grace Putney

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 March 1880Pokagon, Cass, Michigan, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed
    Age 11
    The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 25
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Surrey and Middlesex): habitational name from Putney in Surrey (now Greater London), named in Old English from the personal name Putta (genitive Puttan) + hȳth ‘landing place, quay’.

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

    Sources (24)

    • Andrew Jefferson Putney, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Andrew Putney in household of Reuben Putney, "United States Census, 1870"
    • A J Putney in entry for Fred H Krage and Myrtle L Putney, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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