Ada D. Piper

about 1878–
Palmyra, Macoupin, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ada D.

When Ada D. Piper was born about 1878, in Palmyra, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, her father, James F Piper, was 32 and her mother, Martha J Murray, was 26. She married August Byer on 2 September 1896, in Barr, Macoupin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Granite City, Madison, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Farina, Fayette, Illinois, United States in 1940.

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August Byer
Ada D. Piper
Marriage: 2 September 1896
Manda M. Byer
Gladys Louella Byers
Norman Gruver Byers
Bessie Byers

Spouse and Children

    August Byer



2 September 1896
Barr, Macoupin, Illinois, United States


    Manda M. Byer



    Norman Gruver Byers


    Bessie Byers


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 7

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 31

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southern), Dutch, and North German: occupational name for a player on the pipes, Middle English pipere, Middle Dutch pi(j)per, Middle Low German piper.2 Translation of German Pfeiffer , or of the French secondary surname Lefifre.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ada D Byers in household of James Piper, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ada Gruver in household of Norman Gruver, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ada Gruver in household of Norman Gruver, "United States Census, 1930"

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