John Alva Wallace

27 August 1892–
Ash Grove, Greene, Missouri, United States

The Life of John Alva

When John Alva Wallace was born on 27 August 1892, in Ash Grove, Greene, Missouri, United States, his father, John Wesley Wallace, was 31 and his mother, Rachel Josephine Egner, was 21. He lived in Lawrence, Missouri, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Wallace
1861–1949
Rachel Josephine Egner
1870–1918
Stella Edna Wallace
1888–1888
Claud W. Wallace
1890–1895
John Alva Wallace
1892–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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 6

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.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 31

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages.2 Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elvy Wallace in household of John Wallace, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John E Wallace in household of John W Wallace, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Alva Wallace, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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