Almon P. Vandusen

Brief Life History of Almon P.

When Almon P. Vandusen was born in 1863, in Union, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, his father, James Vandusen, was 20 and his mother, Mary Ann Nicholas, was 18. He married Jennie L Griffith on 1 August 1888, in Garner, Hancock, Iowa, United States. He lived in Westfield Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Fayette, Fayette, Iowa, United States in 1880.

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Almon P. Vandusen
Jennie L Griffith
Marriage: 1 August 1888

Sources (5)

  • Almon Vandusel in household of James Vandusel, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Almon P Van Dusen, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Almon Vandoser in household of Alvin Carter, "United States Census, 1880"

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Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867 · The Burtis Opera House

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Van Deursen . Compare Van Duser .

History: The Van Dusens are descendants of Abraham Pietersen van Deursen from the Netherlands (see Van Deursen ).

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

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