Charles Edward Ives

Brief Life History of Charles Edward

When Charles Edward Ives was born in October 1874, in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, George Edward Ives, was 29 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Parmelee, was 24. He married Harmony Twichell in June 1908, in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in West Redding, Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1950 and New York, United States in 1954. He died on 19 May 1954, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 79.

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Charles Edward Ives
Harmony Twichell
Marriage: June 1908
Edith Osborne Ives

Sources (13)

  • Charles E Ives, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Charles Edward Ives, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Charles Edward Ives, "BillionGraves Index"

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1876 · Pope Manufacturing Co. Begins Automobile Manufacturing

Pope Manufacturing Company produced bicycles, motorcycles, and automobiles. The main office is located in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1915, the company ceased producing motorcycles.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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

English (of Norman origin) and French: from the Old French personal name Ive, Yve(s) (of which Ivon was originally an inflected form), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. The name, common among the Normans and Bretons, was originally of Breton origin and derived ultimately from a British Celtic (or perhaps Gaulish) stem ib- ‘yew’. This surname is very rare in France; in North America it may thus, in some cases, (also) be an altered form of the variant Yves.

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

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Charles Edward Ives (/aɪvz/; October 20, 1874 – May 19, 1954) was an American modernist[1] composer. He is one of the first American composers of international renown,[2] though his music was largely …

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