Archibald "Archie" Atlas Seward

21 November 1893–28 December 1941 (Age 48)
Truro Township, Knox, Illinois, United States

The Life of Archibald "Archie" Atlas

When Archibald "Archie" Atlas Seward was born on 21 November 1893, in Truro Township, Knox, Illinois, United States, his father, William Henry Seward, was 33 and his mother, Rachel Melvina Harless, was 27. He married Maureen C Cravens on 19 November 1927, in Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Yates City, Knox, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died on 28 December 1941, in Stronghurst, Henderson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Yates City Cemetery, Salem Township, Knox, Illinois, United States.

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Archibald "Archie" Atlas Seward
Maureen C Cravens
Marriage: 19 November 1927

Spouse and Children

19 November 1927
Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States




Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Seward


    Rachel Melvina Harless




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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

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.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 13

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name representing two originally distinct personal names, Siward and Seward, Old English Sigeweard and Sǣweard, composed of the elements sige ‘victory’ and sǣ ‘sea’ + weard ‘guard’, ‘protect’. They became confused in the late Old English period.2 English: occupational name for a swineherd, from Old English ‘pig’ + hierde ‘herdsman’.3 Irish: when not of English origin (see 1 above) a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Suaird, Ó Suairt, usually Anglicized as Sword .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Archie Seward, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Archibald A Seward in household of William H Seward, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Archie Seward, "United States Census, 1930"

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