Arthelia Coomes

Femaleabout 1853–

Brief Life History of Arthelia

Arthelia Coomes was born about 1853, in Ohio, United States. She married Iradell V. Gordon on 6 October 1870, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Gore Township, Sumner, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Conway, Taylor, Iowa, United States in 1885.

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Iradell V. Gordon
Arthelia Coomes
Marriage: 6 October 1870
Evalina E Gordon
Iradelle Upton Gorden
Samuel A Gorden

Sources (4)

  • Arthelia Gorden, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940
  • Arthelia Coombs in entry for Iradelle Upton Gordon, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 October 1870Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States
  • Children (3)

    World Events (8)

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 7

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


    Age 10

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 31

    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: variant of Coombs .

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

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