Elvada Bratton

18 November 1862–23 January 1939 (Age 76)
Williams, Ohio, United States

The Life of Elvada

When Elvada Bratton was born on 18 November 1862, in Williams, Ohio, United States, her father, Ira Bratton, was 33 and her mother, Deborah Worthington Thomas, was 31. She married David C. Kimmel on 1 April 1884. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Florence Township, Williams, Ohio, United States in 1910 and Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 23 January 1939, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76.

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David C. Kimmel
Elvada Bratton
Marriage: 1 April 1884
Arnauld May Kimmell
Paul Bratton Kimmell
Clara E. Kimmell

Spouse and Children

1 April 1884


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 17

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of Bratten .2 English: habitational name from any of the places called Bratten (in Shropshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire) or from Bratton Clovelly or Bratton Fleming in Devon. The Shropshire and Somerset places are named with Old English brōc ‘hook’ + tūn ‘settlement’. The Wiltshire and Devon names are from Old English brǣc ‘newly cultivated ground’ + tūn.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elvada Kimmell in household of Tracy J Richmond, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elvada S Kimmell in household of D C Kimmell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Evada S Kimmell in household of David C Kimmell, "United States Census, 1900"

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