Ethel Fay Arney

Brief Life History of Ethel Fay

When Ethel Fay Arney was born on 2 September 1894, in Washington Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States, her father, Thomas Coke Arney, was 35 and her mother, Margaret O. Wilkinson, was 34. She lived in Union Township, Davis, Iowa, United States in 1910 and School District 13 Excelsior, Stillwater, Montana, United States in 1920.

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Thomas Coke Arney
Margaret O. Wilkinson
Robert Winfield Arney
John Obediah Arney
Ethel Fay Arney
Minerva E Arney
Rebecca Marie Arney

Sources (6)

  • Ethel Arney, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel Fay Arney, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Ethel F Arney, "Iowa State Census, 1905"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.


Historical Boundaries 1913: Stillwater, Montana, United States

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps from the Middle English personal name Ernwi (Old English Earnwīg, composed of the elements earn ‘eagle’ + wīg ‘battle’). If so, the surname shows the unexceptional loss of -w- in the unstressed syllable following -n-.

In some cases an Americanized form of German or Swedish Arne .

In some cases also an Americanized form of Norwegian Arnøy: habitational name from any of a number of farmsteads named for the islands on which they stand; the original derivation of such names being either from the Old Norse personal name Arni, or from ǫrn ‘eagle’ + øy ‘island’.

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

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