John Calvin Karn

3 April 1871–8 April 1948 (Age 77)
Lucas, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of John Calvin

When John Calvin Karn was born on 3 April 1871, in Lucas, Iowa, United States, his father, Henry Karn, was 39 and his mother, Mary Melinda Best, was 43. He married Minnie L Larrington on 21 April 1897, in Chariton, Lucas, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Chariton, Lucas, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States for about 10 years. He died on 8 April 1948, in Newport, Pend Oreille, Washington, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Newport, Wales, United Kingdom.

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John Calvin Karn
Minnie L Larrington
Marriage: 21 April 1897
Theodore Karn
Laura Mary Karn
Marian Ruth Karn
John Robert Karn

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 April 1897Chariton, Lucas, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 1
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    Age 19
    Historical Periods 1890: Stevens, Washington, United States 1911: Pend Oreille, Washington, United States
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 25
    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 Irish: variant of Kern , a reduced and altered form of McCarron .2 German (Kärn): variant of Kern .

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

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    Sources (19)

    • John Karn, "United States Census, 1930"
    • John Karns, "United States Census, 1900"
    • John C Karn, "United States Census, 1920"

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