Audubon Spencer Alvis

3 July 1855–18 February 1920 (Age 64)
Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life of Audubon Spencer

When Audubon Spencer Alvis was born on 3 July 1855, in Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, Henry Jefferson Alvis, was 43 and his mother, Electa Daniels, was 34. He married Laura Ellen Good in 1875, in Alexandria, Clark, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Des Moines Township, Lee, Iowa, United States for about 20 years and La Plata, Macon, Missouri, United States in 1910. He died on 18 February 1920, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Audubon Spencer Alvis
Laura Ellen Good
Marriage: 1875
Laura Ellen Alvis
Sidney Audubon Alvis
Ethel Electa Abigail Alvis
Bertha Lucy Alvis
Charles H. Alvis
Minnie Pearl Alvis
Lilly Anna Maud Alvis
Bessie Mabel Jean Alvis
George Dewey Alvis

Spouse and Children

Alexandria, Clark, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 2

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Alvin .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • A S Alvis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Audbon S Alvis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Andebon Alvis in household of H J Alvis, "United States Census, 1860"

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