Elda Adora Hendricks

7 February 1869–13 January 1949 (Age 79)
Flat Rock, Flat Rock, Wayne, Michigan Territory, United States

The Life of Elda Adora

When Elda Adora Hendricks was born on 7 February 1869, in Flat Rock, Flat Rock, Wayne, Michigan Territory, United States, her father, Henry Clay Hendricks, was 29 and her mother, Jane Barton, was 26. She married Ransford Button on 5 April 1887. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Detroit Ward 16, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 13 January 1949, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79.

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Ransford Button
Elda Adora Hendricks
Marriage: 5 April 1887
Gordon Hendricks Button
Melba Amelia Button

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5 April 1887


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

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.
1872 · The Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 3

The Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is a monument located in Downtown Detroit that was built in honor of those who lost their lives during the Civil War. The lowest sections of the monument have eagles with raised wings that guide the eye upward. The next section up has four male figures representing the Navy, Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery branches of the United States Army. Above them are four female figures that represent Victory, History, Emancipation, and Union. Capping the monument, an Amazon figure brandishes a sword in her right hand and a shield in her other. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Dutch, German, and English: patronymic from the personal name Hendrick .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elda Hendricks in household of Henry Hendricks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elda A Button in household of Ransford Button, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elda Button in household of Rausford Button, "United States Census, 1900"

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