Eliza Izora Updegraff

Female24 May 1868–January 1929

Brief Life History of Eliza Izora

When Eliza Izora Updegraff was born on 24 May 1868, in Nodaway, Missouri, United States, her father, Joseph Updegraff, was 48 and her mother, Eliza Jane Miller, was 41. She married William David Clark on 25 February 1891, in Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Polk Township, Nodaway, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died in January 1929, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

William David Clark
Eliza Izora Updegraff
Marriage: 25 February 1891
Linwood Updegraff Clark

Sources (4)

  • Isora Updegraff in household of Joseph Updegraff, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Zora Updegraff in entry for Will D Clark, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Eliza I Updegraff in household of Joseph Updegraff, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 February 1891Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    1870 · Giving all the right to vote

    Age 2

    The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.


    Age 18

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Dutch Op de Graef or Op den Graef: topographic name for someone who lived by a channel or watercourse, from Dutch op ‘beside’ + de ‘the’ + graf (Middle Dutch grave) ‘stream, channel, watercourse’. The surname Op de(n) Graef, which was brought to the US from Germany, is no longer found in the Netherlands or Germany. Compare Updegrove , Uptegrove , and Upthegrove .

    History: Two brothers, Derick and Abraham Updegraff (their surnames are recorded in various forms), were among the thirteen German families from Krefeld who in 1683 founded the first German-speaking settlement on American soil, Germantown, PA, near Philadelphia. Their forebears had emigrated to Germany from the Netherlands two generations before.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Great-Grandmother to my husband, Michael Jon Clark. Wife of W.D Clark, whose son was Linwood Updegraff Clark my husband's grandfather.

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