Ella Nancy McClure

Brief Life History of Ella Nancy

When Ella Nancy McClure was born on 3 April 1854, in Northfield, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, her father, William Thomas McClure, was 39 and her mother, Cynthia Alexandria Evans, was 39. She married James Clifton Irwin on 8 April 1875, in Ross, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Buckskin Township, Ross, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Fairfield Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 10 December 1928, in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States.

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James Clifton Irwin
Ella Nancy McClure
Marriage: 8 April 1875
Dr. Perle Clifton Irwin
James Newton Irwin
Madge Jane Irwin
Dr. Ralph McClure Irwin
Emma Louella Irwin

Sources (31)

  • Nancy E McClure in household of Cynthia McClure, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ella W. McClure, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Nancy Ellen Cummings, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Uidhir ‘son of Gille Odhar’, the ‘swarthy lad’. Compare Irish Mac Giolla Uidhir regularly Anglicized McAleer .

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

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