Elizabeth Street Ivers

Femaleabout 7 May 1838–10 January 1908

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Street

When Elizabeth Street Ivers was born about 7 May 1838, in Iowa, United States, her father, Robert Haines Ivers, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Clark Delaschmutt, was 30. She married Sherman Blanchard on 13 June 1859, in Prairie du Chien, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Grand Meadow Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States in 1856 and Post Township, Allamakee, Iowa, United States for about 15 years. She died on 10 January 1908, in Postville, Allamakee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Postville, Allamakee, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sherman Blanchard
Elizabeth Street Ivers
Marriage: 13 June 1859
William Thomas Joseph Blanchard
Ida M. Blanchard
Mary Elizabeth Blanchard
George S. Blanchard
Grace Blanchard
Myrtle Rose Blanchard
Roy Blanchard
Pearl Sherman Blanchard

Sources (33)

  • Elizabeth S Blauchar, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Elizabeth Street Ivers Blanchard, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elizabeth Ivers in entry for George S Blanchard, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 June 1859Prairie du Chien, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 11

    Historical Boundaries: 1849: Allamakee, Iowa, United States [Spreads across Allamakee and Clayton counties]

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 19

    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: from Ó hÍomhair, ‘descendant of Íomhar’, a Gaelic form of the Old Norse personal name Ívarr (see Iverson 2), with excrescent English -s. It is occasionally Anglicized as Howard . Also a shortened form of Mac Íomhair ‘son of Íomhar’, with excrescent English -s. See McIver .

    North German: patronymic from the personal name Ivar (see Iversen ).

    English: variant of Iver, with post-medieval excrescent -s, a habitational name from Iver (Buckinghamshire) named from Old English ȳfre ‘edge or brow of a hill, tip of a promontory’, or from a minor place called with the same word.

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

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