Elva Mae Conley

November 1890–1976 (Age 85)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Elva Mae

When Elva Mae Conley was born in November 1890, in Iowa, United States, her father, Samuel M Conley, was 25 and her mother, Edith Arvilla Preston, was 21. She married Wallace Harold Cruise on 22 April 1914, in Wyoming, Jones, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Hale, Jones, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Hale Township, Jones, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died in 1976, at the age of 86, and was buried in Olin, Jones, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wallace Harold Cruise
Elva Mae Conley
Marriage: 22 April 1914
Mabel Esther Cruise
Howard Wallace Cruise

Spouse and Children

22 April 1914
Wyoming, Jones, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel M Conley


    Edith Arvilla Preston




    Mabel Amanda Conley




    Clifford Martian Conley


    Dorothy E Conley


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of Connolly .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elva Coully in household of Samuel M Coully, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elva M Cruise in household of Wallace H Cruise, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alva May Cruise in household of W H Cruise, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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