Effie Florence Gnagey

21 February 1889–5 March 1983 (Age 94)
Accident, Garrett, Maryland, United States

The Life of Effie Florence

When Effie Florence Gnagey was born on 21 February 1889, in Accident, Garrett, Maryland, United States, her father, John E. Gnagey, was 41 and her mother, Susan Beeghley, was 39. She married Clyde Broadwater on 17 June 1920, in West Milton, Miami, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Cherry Grove Township, Carroll, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Rock Creek Township, Carroll, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 5 March 1983, in Carroll, Illinois, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Lanark City Cemetery, Rock Creek-Lima Township, Carroll, Illinois, United States.

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Clyde Broadwater
Effie Florence Gnagey
Marriage: 17 June 1920
Miriam Alene Broadwater

Spouse and Children

17 June 1920
West Milton, Miami, Ohio, United States


    Miriam Alene Broadwater


Parents and Siblings

    John E. Gnagey


    Susan Beeghley




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 3

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 27

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 Altered spelling of Swiss German Gnaegi, Gnägi, of uncertain origin. It may be from Middle High German nâhe ‘near’, ‘close’, hence a nickname for a neighbor.2 In some cases possibly an altered spelling of Hungarian Gnagy .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Effie E Gnagey in household of John E Gnagey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Effie Broadwater in household of Clyde Broadwater, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Effie Broadwater in household of Clyde Broadwater, "United States Census, 1940"

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