Ada Matilda 'Tillie' Salisbury

17 November 1886–11 January 1980 (Age 93)
Narka, Republic, Kansas, United States

The Life of Ada Matilda 'Tillie'

When Ada Matilda 'Tillie' Salisbury was born on 17 November 1886, in Narka, Republic, Kansas, United States, her father, David Edward Salisbury, was 41 and her mother, Lydia Ellen Ball, was 30. She married Edward Carl Dettman on 27 August 1905. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Trenton Election Precinct, Hitchcock, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Albion Township, Republic, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 11 January 1980, in Belleville, Republic, Kansas, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Narka, Republic, Kansas, United States.

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Edward Carl Dettman
Ada Matilda 'Tillie' Salisbury
Marriage: 27 August 1905
Lola Lulu Dettman
Marion Kenneth Dettman
Lucy Luceil Dettman
Almira Marie Dettman

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27 August 1905


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 26

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from the city in Wiltshire, the Roman name of which was Sorviodunum (of British origin). In the Old English period the second element (from Celtic dūn ‘fortress’) was dropped and Sorvio- (of unexplained meaning) became Searo- in Old English as the result of folk etymological association with Old English searu ‘armor’; to this an explanatory burh ‘fortress’, ‘manor’, ‘town’ was added. The city is recorded in Domesday Book as Sarisberie; the change of -r- to -l- is the result of later dissimilation. 2. habitational name from Salesbury in Lancashire, so named from Old English salh ‘willow’ + burh ‘fortress’, ‘manor’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • A M Dettmann in household of Edd C Dettmann, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • A M Dettman in household of E C Dettman, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Ada M Salisbury in household of D E Salisbury, "Kansas State Census, 1895"

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