John James Lear (1829 - 1899)

A photo of John James Lear
Add photo
John James Lear
1829 - 1899
Tarraville, Australia
Last Known Residence
Tarraville, Australia
John James Lear was born in 1829. He was born to Lear William Lear and Connor Lear. He died in 1899 in Tarraville, Australia at 70 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that John is always remembered.
Update biobiography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell John's life so that he is always remembered.

John James Lear
Most commonly known as
John James Lear
Full name
Other names or aliases
Tarraville, Australia
Last known residence
John Lear was born in
John Lear died in in Tarraville, Australia
John Lear was born in
John Lear died in in Tarraville, Australia

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different John Lear?
View other bios of people named John Lear


Friends can be as close as family. Add John's family friends, and his friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Share photos of John and the Lear family.


Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about John.


Share John's obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

John James Lear died in 1899 in Tarraville, Australia at age 70. He was born in 1829. He was born to Lear William Lear and Connor Lear.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during John's lifetime.

In 1829, in the year that John James Lear was born, on March 4th, Andrew Jackson was sworn in as the seventh President of the United States. His wife, Rachel, had died 10 weeks before - Jackson blamed the slurs of his opponents for her illness and death and said "May God Almighty forgive her murderers, I never can."

In 1837, at the age of merely 8 years old, John was alive when on January 26th, Michigan became the 26th state admitted to the United States. Previously part of the Northwest Territory, the area bordered four of the five Great Lakes. The Erie Canal opened up the area, bringing settlers and therefore statehood.

In 1860, when he was 31 years old, on April 3rd, the Pony Express began its first delivery from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California. The trip took 10 days and the riders carried 49 letters, five telegrams, and newspapers for San Francisco and other cities along the way.

In 1883, when he was 54 years old, on July 4th, the first rodeo in the world was held in Pecos, Texas - according to its citizens. In the towns of Prescott and Payson Arizona, the same claim is made. All of these were gatherings of local cowboys, showing off their skills - no matter who was first.

In 1899, in the year of John James Lear's passing, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

Other John Lears

Other Lears

Other Bios

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later."

Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends.

These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top