Elijah Polk Searcy

16 February 1882–12 April 1957 (Age 75)
Jackson Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Elijah Polk

When Elijah Polk Searcy was born on 16 February 1882, in Jackson Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, his father, Stephen Arthur Douglas Scearcy, was 26 and his mother, Savilla or Civilla Jane Miller, was 29. He married Myrtle Sarah Clem on 5 May 1903. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Eagle Township, Macon, Missouri, United States for about 15 years and Judicial Township 7, Kern, California, United States in 1940. He died on 12 April 1957, in San Luis Obispo, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Polk Searcy
1882–1957
Myrtle Sarah Clem
1883–1960
Marriage: 5 May 1903
Reva Pauline Scearcy
1904–1984
Ethel Maurita Searcy
1905–1991

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 May 1903
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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 2

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.
1886

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 20

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained. It may be a variant of Sears or Sayers .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elijah P Scearcy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elijah P Scearcy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elijah P Scearcy, "United States Census, 1920"

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