Roswell Root Dana

6 April 1837–24 December 1913 (Age 76)
Hammond, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Roswell Root

When Roswell Root Dana was born on 6 April 1837, in Hammond, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, his father, Charles Root Dana, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Kennedy, was 30. He married Emma Jane Edmonds about 1862, in Alameda, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1850 and California, United States in 1870. He died on 24 December 1913, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roswell Root Dana
Emma Jane Edmonds
Marriage: about 1862
Georgia Anna Dana
George Dana
Francis Dana
Roswell Ancel Dana
Marietta Fay Dana

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  • Marriage
    about 1862Alameda, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries: 1846: Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Iowa, United States 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 20
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    Name Meaning

    Probably an altered form of English Dawney or Dawnay (see Dawn ), cognates of French Daunay (see Donais ).Czech and Slovak (Daňa); Polish and Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name Daniel (Hungarian Dániel), or perhaps from a short form of any of various Slavic compound personal names formed with the element dan ‘given’, for example Czech Danomír and Bohdan, Polish Bogdan .Albanian: nickname or metonymic occupational name from danë (definite form dana) ‘pincers’.

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

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    Sources (34)

    • Roswell R Dana, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Roswell Dana in household of Charles R Dana, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Roswell R Dana, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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