Ada Cheney

September 1882–1924 (Age 41)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Ada

When Ada Cheney was born in September 1882, in Kansas, United States, her father, George Cheney, was 25 and her mother, Cassie Reynolds, was 24. She married Robert Caldwell about 1905, in Colorado, United States. She lived in Leadville, Lake, Colorado, United States in 1900. She died in 1924, in Glenwood Springs, Garfield, Colorado, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Rosebud Cemetery, Glenwood Springs, Garfield, Colorado, United States.

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Robert Caldwell
Ada Cheney
Marriage: about 1905

Spouse and Children

    Robert Caldwell



about 1905
Colorado, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1890 · Gold is Discovered

Age 8

In 1890, Robert Miller Womack discovers a rich gold deposit along Cripple Creek, near the western slope of Pikes Peak. This would become the richest gold strike in the Rocky Mountin area.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 14

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Chesney .2 French: habitational name from a place in Yonne, which takes its name from a Romano-Gallic estate, Caniacum ‘estate of a man named Canius’, from the Roman personal name + the locative suffix -acum.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ada Cheney in household of George Cheney, "United States Census, 1900"
  • 1920 Census, District 0034, Glenwood Springs, Garfield, Colorado, 7 Jan 1920, Sheet 2 A, Ada Anderson
  • 1910 Census, District 0044, Precinct, Garfield, Colorado, no date, Sheet 21 A, Ada Caldwell

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