Oscar Augustus Arnold

25 July 1876–25 July 1954 (Age 78)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Oscar Augustus

When Oscar Augustus Arnold was born on 25 July 1876, in Alabama, United States, his father, James Jordan Arnold, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Frances Pippin, was 28. He married Sallie Ann Thompson on 5 March 1899, in Jackson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Bass, Jackson, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Cave Spring, Jackson, Alabama, United States in 1920. He died on 25 July 1954, in Jackson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Longacre Cemetery, Stevenson, Jackson, Alabama, United States.

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Oscar Augustus Arnold
Sallie Ann Thompson
Marriage: 5 March 1899
William Jerry Arnold
Grace Arnold
Hattie Arnold

Spouse and Children

5 March 1899
Jackson, Alabama, United States


    William Jerry Arnold


    Grace Arnold


    Hattie Arnold


Parents and Siblings

    James Jordan Arnold


    Sarah Frances Pippin




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 19

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: from a very widely used personal name of Germanic origin, composed of the elements arn ‘eagle’ + wald ‘rule’. In addition, it has probably absorbed various European cognates and their derivatives (for the forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).2 English: habitational name from either of the two places called Arnold ( see Arnall ).3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the German personal name, at least in part on account of its resemblance to the Jewish name Aaron .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Guss Arnold, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gus Arnold, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Oscar G Arnold, "United States Census, 1920"

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