Ava Angeline Herndon

Brief Life History of Ava Angeline

When Ava Angeline Herndon was born on 17 May 1889, in Kings Mountain, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States, her father, Walter Anthony "Watt" Herndon, was 33 and her mother, Angeline Pratt Fulton, was 19. She married Elijah Smith McSwain on 25 December 1907, in Cleveland, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Township 4, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, United States in 1920. She died on 6 May 1927, in Hillsborough, Florida, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Kings Mountain, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Smith McSwain
1884–1957
Ava Angeline Herndon
1889–1927
Marriage: 25 December 1907
Velda Irene McSwain
1908–1983

Sources (5)

  • Ava H Mcswain in household of Elijah S Mcswain, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ana Or Ava A. Herndon, "North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979"
  • Ava Mcswain, "Florida, Deaths, 1877-1939"

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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.

1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentifiedplace.

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

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