Frederick James Converse

Male2 December 1860–30 December 1897

Brief Life History of Frederick James

When Frederick James Converse was born on 2 December 1860, in Andover, Henry, Illinois, United States, his father, James Augustus Converse, was 24 and his mother, Marie Sarepta Penney, was 18. He lived in Cambridge, Henry, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 30 December 1897, in Loup City, Sherman, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Loup City, Sherman, Nebraska, United States.

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James Augustus Converse
Marie Sarepta Penney
Frederick James Converse
Wilbur C. Converse
Genevieve Marie Converse
Neima Sybil Converse
Grace Carrie Converse

Sources (4)

  • James F Corwerse in household of James A Corwerse, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Frederick James Converse, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James T Converse in household of James Converse, "United States Census, 1870"

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Age 4

Historical Boundaries: 1864: Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Nebraska, United States 1871: Sherman, Nebraska, United States


Age 11

Historical Boundaries: 1871: Sherman, Nebraska, United States

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old French convers literally ‘converted’, used to denote someone converted from secular to religious life in adult age, or, earlier, a lay member of a convent. The Cistercian and Augustinian conversi were men living according to a rule less strict than that of the monks or canons, engaged chiefly in manual work, with their own living quarters and their own part of the church. They were numerous among the Cistercians in the 12th and 13th centuries, often outnumbering the monks and were, by rule, illiterate. These lay brothers were employed on the monastic manors and granges, where they were liable to fall into the sin of owning private property. They acquired a reputation for violence and misbehaviour (at Neath, in 1269, they locked the abbot in his bedroom and stole his horses) and they were gradually replaced by more manageable paid servants.

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

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