Lydia Jarvis

15 May 1908–14 February 1964 (Age 55)
Clay, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Jarvis was born on 15 May 1908, in Clay, West Virginia, United States, her father, William Anderson Jarvis, was 30 and her mother, Lucretia Arnold, was 28. She married Lloyd J. Sears on 16 August 1923, in Clay, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Ivydale, Clay, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Otter District, Clay, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 14 February 1964, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Nebo, Clay, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lloyd J. Sears
Lydia Jarvis
Marriage: 16 August 1923
Opal May Sears
Sharen Marie Sears
James Lee "Jim" Sears

Spouse and Children

16 August 1923
Clay, West Virginia, United States


    Opal May Sears


    Sharen Marie Sears


    James Lee "Jim" Sears


Parents and Siblings



    Calvin Arnold Jarvis


    Stella Jane Jarvis




    Masel Jarvis


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1913 · Cleveland Museum of Art

Age 5

The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded as a trust from Hinman Hurlbut, John Huntington, and Horace Kelley. It is to be known as the fourth-wealthiest art museum in the United States. The museum opened its doors to the public on June 6, 1916, and is free to the public to come and enjoy the diverse collections inside. Today the museum can be found as the center piece of Wade Park and both are on the National Register of Historic Places.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 15

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

Name Meaning

English: from the Norman personal name Gervase, composed of the Germanic element gār, gēr ‘spear’ + a second element of uncertain meaning and original form. The name was borne by a saint, martyred under the Roman Emperor Domitian, who became one of the patrons of Milan.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia James in household of William A James, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lida Sears in household of Loyd Sears, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lida Sears in household of Loyd Sears, "United States Census, 1930"

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