Samuel Burton Overstake

1896–1954 (Age 57)
Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States

The Life of Samuel Burton

When Samuel Burton Overstake was born on 21 May 1896, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, his father, Charles Vandingham Overstake, was 32 and his mother, Rhoda Alice Clark, was 33. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Elizabeth D. Boyer. He lived in Detroit Ward 21, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Dravosburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 April 1954, in McKeesport, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 57.

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Samuel Burton Overstake
Elizabeth D. Boyer
Marvel Marteen Overstake
Charles Berton Overstake
Opal Jean Overstake

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World Events (8)

1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 1

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 16

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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  • Burton Overstake, "Iowa, State Census, 1905"
  • Burton Overstake in household of Charles V Overstake, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Burton Overstake in household of Charles Overstake, "United States Census, 1900"

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