Emily Ina Dana

Brief Life History of Emily Ina

When Emily Ina Dana was born on 15 December 1884, in Peninsula Township, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States, her father, John Gardner Dana, was 45 and her mother, Rosannah Swaney, was 39. She married Henry Rhine Schetterly on 28 March 1913, in Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 26 June 1979, at the age of 94, and was buried in Mapleton, Peninsula Township, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States.

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Henry Rhine Schetterly
Emily Ina Dana
Marriage: 28 March 1913
Rex Dana Shetterly
Dorothy Winifred Schetterly
Virginia R. Shetterly
Cora Eileen Schetterly

Sources (12)

  • Emma Dana in household of Gardner Dana, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emily Ina Dana, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Emily I. Dana, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

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1909 · The NAACP is formed

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Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of English Dawney or Dawnay (see Dawn ), cognates of French Daunay (see Donais ).

Czech and Slovak (Daňa); Polish and Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name Daniel (Hungarian Dániel), or perhaps from a short form of any of various Slavic compound personal names formed with the element dan ‘given’, for example Czech Danomír and Bohdan, Polish Bogdan .

Albanian: nickname or metonymic occupational name from danë (definite form dana) ‘pincers’.

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

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