Oran Herman Cantrell

1 March 1903–22 September 1995 (Age 92)
Overton, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Oran Herman

When Oran Herman Cantrell was born on 1 March 1903, in Overton, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Emlie Cantrell, was 21 and his mother, Lillie Ann Vaughn, was 17. He married Elva Harriet Brown on 19 October 1928, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. He lived in Civil District 10, Overton, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 22 September 1995, in Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 92.

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Oran Herman Cantrell
Elva Harriet Brown
Marriage: 19 October 1928

Spouse and Children

19 October 1928
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Emlie Cantrell





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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 3

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Cantrell in Devon, recorded as Canterhulle in 1330 , from an unexplained first element + Old English hyll ‘hill’.2 English: from Old French chanterelle ‘small bell’, ‘treble’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a bellmaker or ringer.3 English: diminutive of Canter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Herman Cantrell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hermon Cantred in household of James E Cantred, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Herman Cantrell in household of J E Cantrell, "United States Census, 1920"

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