Eva Aurilla Alice Buffum

14 April 1892–18 April 1966 (Age 74)
Manhattan, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States

The Life of Eva Aurilla Alice

When Eva Aurilla Alice Buffum was born on 14 April 1892, in Manhattan, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States, her father, Wesley Eugene Buffum, was 24 and her mother, Mary “Mollie” Darland, was 16. She married Rudolphus Been on 16 November 1914, in Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Saline Township, Ellis, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Valley Township, Scott, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 18 April 1966, in Garden City, Finney, Kansas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Scott County Cemetery, Scott City, Scott, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rudolphus Been
1887–1990
Eva Aurilla Alice Buffum
1892–1966
Marriage: 16 November 1914
Hollis Rudolf Been
1915–1990
Allalee Viola Been
1918–
Stuart Aubry Been
1920–2007
Julian Been
1923–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 November 1914
Hot Spring, Arkansas, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Male1867–1952Male

    Mary “Mollie” Darland

    Female1876–1918Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Buffham, apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly in Lincolnshire, where the surname is concentrated.

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

Sources (3)

  • Eva A A Buffum in household of Eugene W Buffum, "United States Census, 1900"
  • E A Been in household of R D Been, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eva Been in household of R D Been, "Kansas State Census, 1925"

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