May Erla Tobias

15 May 1881–15 December 1949 (Age 68)
Newberry Township, Miami, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of May Erla

When May Erla Tobias was born on 15 May 1881, in Newberry Township, Miami, Ohio, United States, her father, David W. Tobias, was 24 and her mother, Hulda J Cassel, was 20. She married Wendel Wilson Chaffin on 29 June 1906, in Miami, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Township 5 East Sanford, Lee, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 15 December 1949, in Sanford, Lee, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 68.

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Wendel Wilson Chaffin
May Erla Tobias
Marriage: 29 June 1906
Wendell Chaffin
Charlotte Chaffin Sheffield

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 June 1906Miami, Ohio, United States
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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.
    1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage
    Age 16
    In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 19
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 4088;2007: 9551; 2010: 14482)English, German, Dutch, and Jewish; Spanish (Tobías); Hungarian (Tóbiás); Czech (Tobiáš) and Slovak (Tobiaš, Tobiáš, Tóbiáš, Tóbiaš): from the Biblical personal name Tobias (Spanish Tobías, Hungarian Tóbiás, Czech and Slovak Tobiáš), from a Greek and Latin form of the Hebrew name Tovyah ‘Jehovah is good’, which, together with various derivative forms, has been popular among Jews for generations. Among Christians it has been in use in the earliest time, already.Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Tobiasz or Croatian Tobijaš, a cognate of 1 above.

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

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    Sources (5)

    • May Erla Tobias, "Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962"
    • Erla Chaffin in household of Wendel W Chaffin, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Erla Tobias in entry for William E Price and Charlotte Chaffin Sheffield, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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