Dora Etta Dycus

Brief Life History of Dora Etta

When Dora Etta Dycus was born on 22 October 1866, in Marshall, Kentucky, United States, her father, Jackson Vanburen Dycus, was 29 and her mother, Sally Catherine Curd, was 20. She married Andrew Loring Chumbler on 21 September 1887, in Metropolis, Massac, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Birmingham, Marshall, Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Magisterial District 3, Marshall, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 4 February 1900, in Marshall, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Wilson Cemetery, Calvert City, Marshall, Kentucky, United States.

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Andrew Loring Chumbler
Dora Etta Dycus
Marriage: 21 September 1887
Libby Maude Chumbler
Carl Wils Chumbler
Lyda Dora Chumbler
Grace Dexter Chumbler

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  • Dora Dycus in household of Jackson V Dycus, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Dora E. Dycus Chumbler, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Dora Dyens in entry for Lupre E. Stahl and Libby M. Chumbler, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of English Dykes . Compare Dicus and Deycous .

Possibly also an altered form of some other similar (like-sounding) surname, such as German Dieckhaus and Dutch Dijkhuis (see Dykhuis ).

History: The first Dycus or Dicus (or Dicas, as the name was also recorded at that time) in America was William Dicas, a tobacco planter in Chestertown, MD, who married Elizabeth Ambrose in 1707 in Kent County, MD, and died there in 1734. His descendants trace the ancestry to England. One of the descendants established the town of Dycusburg, KY, in 1847. There were reportedly also two or three other early immigrants from the British Isles and Germany whose descendants bear the names Dycus or Dicus.

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

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