Elizabeth Oswald

1863–
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Oswald was born in 1863, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, Christian Osswald, was 29 and her mother, Elisabeth Dresel, was 23.

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Family Time Line

Christian Osswald
1834–1901
Elisabeth Dresel
1840–1903
John F. Oswald
1862–
Elizabeth Oswald
1863–
Catharina Oswald
1864–
Katherine Elisabeth “Katie” Oswald
1865–
Gustav Adolph Osswald
1868–1931
Bertha Marie Osswald
1871–
Henry Osswald
1874–
Ida Hellen Oswald
1876–1893
Emma Caroline Oswald
1877–1964
Maria Eleonore Elisabeth Oswald
1879–1881
Elisabeth Osswald
1882–1903
Alexander Osswald
1883–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Male1862–Male

    Female1863–Female

    Female1864–Female

    Katherine Elisabeth “Katie” Oswald

    Female1865–Female

    Gustav Adolph Osswald

    Male1868–1931Male

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 0

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 4

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 33

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

1 Scottish, northern English, and German: from an Old English personal name composed of the elements ōs ‘god’ + weald ‘power’. In the Middle English period, this fell together with the less common Old Norse cognate Ásvaldr. The name was introduced to Germany from England, as a result of the fame of St. Oswald, a 7th-century king of Northumbria, whose deeds were reported by Celtic missionaries to southern Germany. The name was also borne by a 10th-century English saint of Danish parentage, who was important as a monastic reformer.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó hEodhusa ( see Hussey 1).

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

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Sources (1)

  • Elizabeth Osweld in household of Christian Osweld, "United States Census, 1870"

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