Amanda J. Neaf

14 March 1860–6 August 1923 (Age 63)
Washington Township, Hardin, Ohio, United States

The Life of Amanda J.

When Amanda J. Neaf was born on 14 March 1860, in Washington Township, Hardin, Ohio, United States, her father, John George Neaf, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth Horn, was 40. She married Benjamin Franklin Tussing on 3 September 1879, in Kenton, Hardin, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Canyon, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Fruitland, Payette, Idaho, United States in 1920. She died on 6 August 1923, in Payette, Idaho, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Payette, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Tussing
1857–1937
Amanda J. Neaf
1860–1923
Marriage: 3 September 1879
Henry Earl Tussing
1882–1935
Ida Elnora Tussing
1883–1955
Nora Myrtle Tussing
1887–1966
Odessa C Tussing
1888–1924
Cary Irvin Tussing
1889–1965
Chloe Gertrude Tussing
1893–1917
Carl Otto Tussing
1895–1907
Cora Gladys Tussing
1898–1899

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 September 1879
Kenton, Hardin, Ohio, United States
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

    John George Neaf

    Male1820–1899Male

    Elizabeth Horn

    Female1820–1901Female

siblings

(5)

    George Neaf

    Male1850–1881Male

    Female1858–1947Female

    Levi Neaf

    Male1858–Male

    Female1860–1923Female

    Charles Neaf

    Male1865–Male

World Events (8)

1863

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old English personal names Lēofa (masculine) and Lēofe (feminine) ‘dear’, ‘beloved’. These names were in part short forms of various compound names with this first element, in part independent affectionate bynames.2 English: apparently a topographic name for someone who lived in a densely foliated area, from Middle English lēaf ‘leaf’; a certain Robert Intheleaves is recorded in London in the 14th century.3 Americanized form of Swedish Lö(ö)f, Löv, an ornamental name from löv ‘leaf’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amanda Neaf in household of George Neaf, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Amanda Neff in household of George Neff, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Amanda J Tussing in household of B F Tussing, "United States Census, 1920"

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