Ella Crawley

15 August 1893–21 April 1975 (Age 81)
Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ella

When Ella Crawley was born on 15 August 1893, in Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, her father, George Crawley Sr., was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Holderer, was 28. She married John M. Geistwhite on 16 March 1907, in Kankakee, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Otto Township, Kankakee, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 21 April 1975, in Bradley, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, United States.

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John M. Geistwhite
Ella Crawley
Marriage: 16 March 1907
Lydia Geistwhite
Annie Geistwhite
Edward W Geistwhite
Vernon Geistwhite
John Geistwhite
Lulu Geistwhite
August “Augie” Geistwhite

Spouse and Children

16 March 1907
Kankakee, Illinois, United States


    Lydia Geistwhite


    Annie Geistwhite


    Edward W Geistwhite


    Vernon Geistwhite


    John Geistwhite


+2 More Children

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 17

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

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 English: habitational name from any of the many places called Crawley, named with Old English crāwe ‘crow’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Compare Crowley .2 Probably also a reduced form of Irish McCrawley, an Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Raghallaigh ‘son of Raghallach’, also Anglicized as Magreely.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ella Geistwhite in household of John Geistwhite, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ella Geistwhite in household of John Geistwhite, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ella Geistwhite in household of John Geistwhite, "United States Census, 1930"

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