Ervin Elisha Amidon

27 November 1897–30 January 1958 (Age 60)
Inland Township, Benzie, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Ervin Elisha

When Ervin Elisha Amidon was born on 27 November 1897, in Inland Township, Benzie, Michigan, United States, his father, Elisha A Amidon, was 42 and his mother, Ada Rose Burrows, was 34. He married Jennie May Mott on 22 November 1921, in Lucas, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Lucas, Ohio, United States in 1935 and Washington Township, Lucas, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 30 January 1958, in Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Clay Cemetery, Genoa, Clay Township, Ottawa, Ohio, United States.

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Ervin Elisha Amidon
Jennie May Mott
Marriage: 22 November 1921
Thelma Joy Amidon

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 1
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1903 · Ford Motor Company
Age 6
"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 19
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Said to be a French Huguenot name. Family genealogists assert that it is recorded in western France, at La Rochelle and Bordeaux, in the departments of Gironde and Charente, in the spellings Amidon and Amadon. If this is the source, the etymology is not known.

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

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Sources (11)

  • Ervan Amidon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ervan Amidon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ervin E Anndon in household of Elisha Anndon, "United States Census, 1900"

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