Orpha G. Botkin

1877–1956 (Age 79)
Randolph, Indiana, United States

The Life of Orpha G.

When Orpha G. Botkin was born in 1877, in Randolph, Indiana, United States, her father, William Tipton Botkin, was 35 and her mother, Martha Frances Cropper, was 33. She married Troy H. Pegg on 12 November 1895, in Marion, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Ravenswood, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died in 1956, at the age of 79, and was buried in Winchester, White River Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States.

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Troy H. Pegg
Orpha G. Botkin
Marriage: 12 November 1895
Paul Woodson Pegg
Pauline Pegg

Spouse and Children

    Troy H. Pegg



12 November 1895
Marion, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of the English surnames Bodkin or Batkin. The first is from Middle English bodkin, bodekin ‘dagger’, ‘short pointed weapon’, and hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such weapons; the second is a pet form of the personal name Bate, itself a reduced form of Bartholomew .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mrs. Orpha Pegg in household of Peter Obrien, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Orpha G Pegg in household of Troy Pegg, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Orpha Pegg in household of Troy Pegg, "United States Census, 1940"

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