Alpheus Eggleston

(1830 - 1905)

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Alpheus Eggleston
1830 - 1905
Born
July 4, 1830
Nelson Township, Portage Co., OH.
Death
May 9, 1905
Osceola, Clark Co., Iowa
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Alpheus Eggleston was born on July 4, 1830 at Nelson Township, Portage Co., OH.. He died on May 9, 1905 at Osceola, Clark Co., Iowa at 74 years old.
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Alpheus Eggleston was born on at Nelson Township, Portage Co., OH.
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Alpheus Eggleston died on at Osceola, Clark Co., Iowa
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Alpheus Eggleston was born on at Nelson Township, Portage Co., OH.
Alpheus Eggleston died on at Osceola, Clark Co., Iowa
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at Lewis Cemetery, Jackson Tsp, Clarke Co., IA.
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Alpheus Eggleston died on May 9, 1905 at Osceola, Clark Co., Iowa at 74 years old. He was buried in Lewis Cemetery, Jackson Tsp, Clarke Co., IA.. He was born on July 4, 1830 at Nelson Township, Portage Co., OH.. We are unaware of information about Alpheus's surviving family.

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In 1830, in the year that Alpheus Eggleston was born, on May 28th, the US Congress passed the Indian Removal Act. The Act authorized the President to negotiate with Native Americans in the southern region of the US, exchanging their ancestral lands for federal territory west of the Mississippi River. Tens of thousands of Native Americans were forced to move - and march - west.

In 1848, at the age of 18 years old, Alpheus was alive when on January 24th, James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in California. On August 19th, the New York Herald published news of the Gold Rush in California - alerting the east coast. The Gold Rush brought over 300,000 people to northern California from the rest of the US and overseas.

In 1879, Alpheus was 49 years old when on October 22nd, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric light bulb. Lasting 13½ hours before burning out, it used a "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires". He applied for a patent on November 4th, receiving the patent in January 1880.

In 1894, at the age of 64 years old, Alpheus was alive when on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1905, in the year of Alpheus Eggleston's passing, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

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