Edward Sheridan Close

Brief Life History of Edward Sheridan

When Edward Sheridan Close was born on 14 May 1866, in Winterset, Madison, Iowa, United States, his father, Lewis W. Close, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Ann Elmore, was 22. He married Amanda Frederic Dircks on 19 November 1890, in Carroll, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Seward, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Cloverdale, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1920. He died on 28 June 1927, in Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona, United States.

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Edward Sheridan Close
Amanda Frederic Dircks
Marriage: 19 November 1890
Homer Lewis Close
Herman Heikon Close
Charles Edward Close
Sarah Catherine Close
Francis Raymond Close
Infant Clase
Marion Albert Close
Edna Lois Close
Marion A Close

Sources (25)

  • Ed F Close, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edward C Close, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Edward Sheridan Close, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.


Historical Boundaries 1871: Yavapai, Arizona Territory, United States 1891: Coconino, Arizona Territory, United States 1912: Coconino, Arizona, United States

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure of some sort, such as a courtyard set back from the main street or a farmyard, from Middle English clos(e) (Old French clos, from Late Latin clausum, past participle of claudere ‘to close’). Possibly also a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in such a place.

English: from Middle English clos(e) ‘secret’, applied as a nickname for a reserved or secretive person.

Dutch: variant of Cloos .

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

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