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Martin Van Buren
Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa, Chapman Pub Co, 1894
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Bio MARTIN VAN BUREN, the eighth President of the United States, was born at Kinderbook, N. Y., December 5, 1782. He died at the same place, July 24, 1862. His body rests in the cemetery at Kinderhook. Above it is a plain granite shaft, fifteen feet high, bearing a simple inscription about half-way up...Read MORE...
1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.
1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.
1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.
1815 - September 23 - One of the greatest hurricanes to strike New England made landfall at Long Island and crossed Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It was the worst tempest in nearly two hundred years. WeatherForYou.com -
1816 - Year without a summer The year 1816 has been aptly characterized as the year without a summer. Several of the preceding summers were so cold as to suggest a possible future famine. This tendency to frigidity reached its...Read MORE...
1837 - March 4 - Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) becomes 8th President of the United States In 1832, Van Buren became vice president; in 1836, president. The Panic of 1837 overshadowed his term. He attributed it to the overexpansion of the credit and favored the establishment of an independent treasury as repository for the federal funds. In 1840, he established a 10-hour day on public...Read MORE...
1873 - The Panic of 1837 The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States that touched off a major recession that lasted until the mid-1840s. Profits, prices and wages went down while unemployment went up....Read MORE...
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Name: Martin Van Buren Maiden Name: Event Type: Burial Event Date: 1862 Event Place: Kinderhook, Columbia, New York, United States of America Photograph Included: Yes Birth Date: 05 Dec 1782 Death Date: 24 Jul 1862 Affiliate Record Identifier: 1054 Cemetery: Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery
"Find A Grave Index," Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJ1-1FQ4 : accessed 28 June 2015), Martin Van Buren, 1862; Burial, Kinderhook, Columbia, New York, United States of America, Kinderhook Reformed Church Cemetery; citing record ID 1054, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
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