Lavica Churchill

5 October 1860–14 December 1931 (Age 71)
Plainwell, Allegan, Michigan, United States

The Life of Lavica

Lavica Churchill was born on 5 October 1860. She married George E Bump on 6 October 1881, in Whitley, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Gunplain Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1910. She died on 14 December 1931, at the age of 71, and was buried in Plainwell, Allegan, Michigan, United States.

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George E Bump
Lavica Churchill
Marriage: 6 October 1881
Effa J. Bump
Bertha M. Bump
Walter Orrin Bump

Spouse and Children

6 October 1881
Whitley, Indiana, United States


    Effa J. Bump


    Bertha M. Bump



World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Churchill, for example in Devon, Oxfordshire, Somerset, and Worcestershire. Most were probably originally named with a Celtic element crūg ‘hill’ (which early on was reinterpreted as Old English cyrice ‘church’), to which was added Old English hyll ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lavica Bump in household of George Bump, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lavica Bump in household of George Bump, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lavica Churchill in entry for George H. Marcoux and Efa J. Bump, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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