James Oscar Colvin

16 February 1868–27 October 1953 (Age 85)
Glasford, Peoria, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Oscar

James Oscar Colvin was born on 16 February 1868, in Glasford, Peoria, Illinois, United States as the son of Benjamin Colvin and Sarah W. Goodwin. He married Jennie Cabe on 8 August 1899, in Benton, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, United States in 1900 and Township 5, Delaware, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. He died on 27 October 1953, in Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Mapleton, Peoria, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Oscar Colvin
1868–1953
Jennie Cabe
1882–1929
Marriage: 8 August 1899
Mattie Colvin
1903–1994
William Colvin
1911–1997

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 August 1899
Benton, Arkansas, United States
children

(2)

    Mattie Colvin

    Female1903–1994Female

    William Colvin

    Male1911–1997Male

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Colvin

    Male1835–Male

    Sarah W. Goodwin

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(8)

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1871

Age 3

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 24

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Colville , probably reflecting a local pronunciation.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Colvin in household of Benjamin Colvin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Calvin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James O Calvin, "United States Census, 1900"

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