Adaline C Bray

1 September 1857–
Deerfield, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States

The Life of Adaline C

When Adaline C Bray was born on 1 September 1857, in Deerfield, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States, her father, Francis Andrew Bray Dit Labonte, was 51 and her mother, Mary Ann Barnard, was 42. She married Eugene Henry on 26 May 1883, in Charles City, Floyd, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Eugene Henry
Adaline C Bray
Marriage: 26 May 1883
John Loren Henry

Spouse and Children

    Eugene Henry



26 May 1883
Charles City, Floyd, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Francis A Bray



    Lafayette Bray


    Henry Willard Bray


    George W Bray


+9 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 10

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 33

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Berkshire and Devon. The former is probably named with Old French bray ‘marsh’, the latter from the Cornish element bre ‘hill’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Adaline Bray in household of Francis Bray, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Addie Bray in entry for James Franklin Henry, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Addie Bray, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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