Ada Jesse Gilliland

14 September 1871–7 December 1949 (Age 78)
Laddonia, Audrain, Missouri, United States

The Life of Ada Jesse

When Ada Jesse Gilliland was born on 14 September 1871, her father, Jesse Richardson Gililland, was 51 and her mother, Eliza Ann Ferrell, was 40. She married Lewis Wesley McCoy on 11 September 1894, in Laddonia, Audrain, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Prairie Township, Audrain, Missouri, United States for about 40 years. She died on 7 December 1949, in Laddonia, Audrain, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Laddonia, Audrain, Missouri, United States.

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Lewis Wesley McCoy
Ada Jesse Gilliland
Marriage: 11 September 1894
Byrde Frances McCoy

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11 September 1894
Laddonia, Audrain, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Fhaoláin (Scottish) or Mac Giolla Fhaoláin (Irish) ‘son of the servant of St Faolán’. Compare McClellan . Woulfe thinks that the Irish version died out and all modern forms were taken to Ulster from Scotland.

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

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  • Ada J Mccoy in household of Louis W Mccoy, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ada J Gilliland in household of J B Gilliland, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ada J Mc Coy in household of Louis W Mc Coy, "United States Census, 1920"

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