John Cornelius Putman

20 September 1828–29 August 1920 (Age 91)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of John Cornelius

When John Cornelius Putman was born on 20 September 1828, in New York, United States, his father, Cornelius Victor Putman, was 42 and his mother, Gertrude Van Horne, was 31. He married Martha A Sackett on 25 October 1852, in Summit, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lovington, Moultrie, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Paris, Edgar, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 August 1920, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Paris, Edgar, Illinois, United States.

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John Cornelius Putman
Martha A Sackett
Marriage: 25 October 1852
Mattie G. Putman
Carrie May Putman
Homer C Putman
Grace Ella Putman
Cornelius Putman
Nina Louise Putman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 October 1852Summit, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 3
    Historical Boundaries: 1831: Cook, Illinois, United States [Spreads across Cook and DuPage counties]
    1855 · Lager Beer Riot
    Age 27
    The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Pitman .Dutch: from put ‘pit’ or ‘well’ + man ‘man’, a topographic name for someone who lived by such a feature, or a habitational name derived from a minor place called with the term.Americanized form of German Buttmann: of French (Huguenot) origin, from Boudemont, unexplained. Compare Butman .

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

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    Sources (24)

    • John Putnam in entry for Carrie May Vail, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Putman in household of O T Merkle, "United States Census, 1910"
    • John Putman, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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