Eunice Elector Neville

Brief Life History of Eunice Elector

When Eunice Elector Neville was born on 14 March 1851, in Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Ephraim Neavill, was 44 and her mother, Catherine Van Hook, was 39. She married John Perkes on 3 July 1866, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Breese Township, Clinton, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 June 1913, in Clinton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Breese, Clinton, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Perkes
Eunice Elector Neville
Marriage: 3 July 1866
William Edward Perkes
Elizabeth Perkes
Ephraim Perkes
John Perkes 7
Anna Perkes
James Perkes
Emma Perkes
Kate Perkes

Sources (30)

  • Eunice Perks, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eunice Elector Nevell Perkes, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Eunice Perkes in entry for Mrs Emma Cande Cange, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.


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

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Neuville in Calvados or Néville in Seine-Maritime, both so called from Old French neu(f) ‘new’ (from Latin novus) + ville ‘settlement’. One family line, originally from Neuville (Calvados), became powerful during the Wars of the Roses through Richard Neville (1428–71), 16th Earl of Warwick, nicknamed "The Kingmaker".

Irish (Munster): assimilation of the Gaelic name Ó Niadh (see Nee ) and sometimes of Ó Cnaimhín (see Nevin ).

History: George Neville came to VA in or c. 1700 and settled on the headwaters of the Occoquan River, acquiring a large estate. His descendants, bearing the surnames Neville and Craig, were of considerable importance in Pittsburgh, PA, and Cincinnati, OH.

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

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