Oliver Eggleston, Jr.

(1795 - 1869)

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Oliver Eggleston
1795 - 1869
Born
1795
Middlefield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts
Death
March 6, 1869
Danville, Des Moines Co., Iowa
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Oliver Eggleston, Jr. was born in 1795 at Middlefield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He died on March 6, 1869 at Danville, Des Moines Co., Iowa at 74 years old.
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Oliver Eggleston was born in at Middlefield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts
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Oliver Eggleston died on at Danville, Des Moines Co., Iowa
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Oliver Eggleston was born in at Middlefield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts
Oliver Eggleston died on at Danville, Des Moines Co., Iowa
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Oliver Eggleston, Jr. passed away on March 6, 1869 at Danville, Des Moines Co., Iowa at 74 years of age. He was born in 1795 at Middlefield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. There is no information about Oliver's surviving family.

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In 1816, when he was 21 years old, in July, Lord Byron, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Polidori were vacationing in Switzerland, talking about the occult. They challenged each other to write the best horror story they could. Mary (Godwin) Shelley wrote "Frankenstein" - which came to her in a dream. Polidori wrote the short story The Vampyre.

In 1835, at the age of 40 years old, Oliver was alive when on January 30th, the first known attempt to kill a sitting President of the United States occurred just outside the United States Capitol Building. President Andrew Jackson was leaving the building after the funeral of South Carolina Representative Warren R. Davis. An Englishman, Richard Lawrence - who was unemployed and possibly mentally ill - stepped out and attempted to shoot. His gun misfired so he pulled out another gun - which also misfired. He was immediately caught.

In 1849, when he was 54 years old, on February 14th, President James Polk had his photograph taken in New York City. He was the first President to have his photo taken.

In 1850, Oliver was 55 years old when on July 10th, President Millard Fillmore - previously Vice-President to Zachary Taylor - became the 13th President of the United States. Taylor had become ill with a still unknown intestinal ailment on July 4th and died on July 9th as a result. He had been a little over a year into his term.

In 1869, in the year of Oliver Eggleston, Jr.'s passing, on February 5th, prospectors in Victoria, Australia, discovered the biggest loose gold nugget ever found. Known as the "Welcome Stranger", it was discovered only 1.2 inches below ground and weighed a whopping 214.1 lbs. It would be worth over $4 million today.

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