Perry Sylvester Calvin

10 January 1872–1 May 1946 (Age 74)
Transfer, Pymatuning Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Perry Sylvester

When Perry Sylvester Calvin was born on 10 January 1872, in Transfer, Pymatuning Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Dowling Calvin, was 30 and his mother, Sophrona Augustine, was 28. He married Minnie Cotton in 1905. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 May 1946, at the age of 74, and was buried in Portville, Portville, Cattaraugus, New York, United States.

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Perry Sylvester Calvin
Minnie Cotton
Marriage: 1905
Ruth Calvin

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 3
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad
    Age 5
    Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 24
    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

    English (Lancashire and Cumberland; of Norman origin): nickname from Anglo-Norman French cauf ‘bald’ + the diminutive suffix -in.In some cases also French: variant of Cauvin , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Perry Calvin, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Perry Calvin in entry for Thomas H Brown and Ruth Calvin, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
    • Perry S Calvin, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"

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