Charles Edward Ives

20 October 1874–19 May 1954 (Age 79)
Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Charles Edward

When Charles Edward Ives was born on 20 October 1874, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, George Edward Ives, was 29 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Parmelee, was 24. He married Harmony Twichell on 9 June 1908, in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Redding, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1930 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 19 May 1954, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Edward Ives
Harmony Twichell
Marriage: 9 June 1908
Edith Osborne Ives

Spouse and Children

9 June 1908
Hartford, Connecticut, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Judge Ives



    Joseph Moss Ives


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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

Age 2

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

Age 22

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 (Norman) and French: from the Old French personal name Ive (modern French Yves), which is of Germanic origin, being a short form of various compound names containing the element iv-, īwa ‘yew’. The final -s is the mark of the Old French nominative case.

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

Story Highlight


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 …

Sources (3)

  • Chas E Ives in household of George E Ives, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Chas E Ives, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles E Ives, "United States Census, 1920"

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