Joseph Amor

1825–8 March 1887 (Age 62)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Amor was born in 1825, in England, United Kingdom as the son of Joseph Amor and Sarah. He married Mary Naish on 31 October 1846, in Melksham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in East Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1870 and Glenville, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died on 8 March 1887, at the age of 62, and was buried in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Joseph Amor
Mary Naish
Marriage: 31 October 1846
William George Amor
Joseph N Amor
Praxell Jane Amor
Mary Jane Amor

Spouse and Children

31 October 1846
Melksham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom


    William George Amor


    Joseph N Amor


    Praxell Jane Amor


    Mary Jane Amor


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    Joseph Amor






World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1836 · The Bridge War

Age 11

On Halloween, tension between Cleveland and Ohio City began to boil over. Both sides of the river armed themselves with muskets and a cannon over the Columbus Street Bridge. These tensions were brought about because the bridge's location was diverting commercial attention away from Ohio City completely and the way that their concerns were being treated. Cleveland's mayor tried to reason with the enraged citizens but was greeted with a volley of rocks. No deaths were recorded but three men were injured.

Age 18

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish and Portuguese: from Spanish and Portuguese amor ‘love’, used to denote an illegitimate child, also as a nickname for a philanderer.2 Spanish, Portuguese, and English: from the medieval personal name Amor (Latin amor ‘love’), which was popular in Spain, Italy, and France, and introduced into England by the Normans. There was a St. Amor, of obscure history and unknown date, whose relics were preserved and venerated at the village of St. Amour in Burgundy.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Amor, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Amor, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph Amor, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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