Ethel L. Neighbor

October 1881–19 February 1902 (Age 20)
Linn, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ethel L.

When Ethel L. Neighbor was born in October 1881, in Linn, Iowa, United States, her father, Dixon W Neighbor, was 28 and her mother, Nancy Jane Hendryx, was 21. She lived in Otter Creek Township, Linn, Iowa, United States for about 15 years. She died on 19 February 1902, in Otter Creek Township, Jackson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Otter Creek Township, Linn, Iowa, United States.

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Dixon W Neighbor
Nancy Jane Hendryx
Ethel L. Neighbor
Edna Mae Neighbor
Earl Dixon Neighbor
Benjamin Morris Neighbor
Bessie Leola Neighbor

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 3

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 9

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

1 English: from Middle English neghebour, a compound of Old English nēah ‘near’ + gebūr ‘dweller’. Compare Bauer . This may have been used as a nickname for someone who was a ‘good neighbor’, or more probably it derives from the common use of the word as a term of address.2 Translation of German Nachbar .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ethel Neighbor in household of Dixon Neighbor, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Ethal Neighbor in household of Dixon W Neighbor, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Ethel L Neighbor in household of Dixon W Neighbor, "United States Census, 1900"

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