Elsie May Conyers

Female20 December 1881–1963

Brief Life History of Elsie May

When Elsie May Conyers was born on 20 December 1881, in Little Sioux, Harrison, Iowa, United States, her father, Matthew Mark Conyers, was 43 and her mother, Sarah Persada Patterson, was 39. She married Otis F Gardner on 22 February 1899, in Sioux Township, Monona, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Morgan Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died in 1963, in Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Fremont, Dodge, Nebraska, United States.

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Otis F Gardner
Elsie May Conyers
Marriage: 22 February 1899
Maurice F. Gardner
Opal Marie Gardner
Wayne Arnold Gardner
Dean Joseph Gardner
Beulah Leona Gardner
Iris Arlene Gardner

Sources (20)

  • Elsie M Connyers in household of Matthew M Connyers, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Elsie Conyers in entry for Clement V Nixon and Opal M Blair, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Elsie N Gardner in household of Otis Gardner, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1899Sioux Township, Monona, Iowa, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    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.

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 22

    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire, of Norman origin): habitational name from either of two places in northern France, Coignières in Seine-et-Oise or Cogners in Sarthe. Alternatively, a variant of Conyer , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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