Elizabeth Maude "Lizzie" Jarvis

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Maude "Lizzie"

When Elizabeth Maude "Lizzie" Jarvis was born on 16 April 1878, in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William J. Jarvis, was 38 and her mother, Ella Francina Byam, was 27. She lived in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died in January 1969, in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 90.

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William J. Jarvis
Ella Francina Byam
Harriett A. "Hattie" Jarvis
Elizabeth Maude "Lizzie" Jarvis
Paul Stillman Jarvis

Sources (8)

  • Maude Jarvis in household of William J Jarvis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lizzie M Jarvis, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Maude Jarvis, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Gervais(e), itself from ancient Germanic Gervas, with gair ‘spear’ as the first element and an uncertain second, perhaps a borrowing of Celtic wass- ‘servant, vassal’. The Latinized name Gervasius was borne by a Christian saint, martyred under the Roman Emperor Domitian, who became one of the patrons of Milan.

English: in Yorkshire, sometimes a habitational name from Jervaulx in East Witton (North Yorkshire). The place takes its name from the river Ure + Old French val, vals ‘valley’.

Americanized form of French Gervais and of its variant Gervaise, cognates of 1 above.

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

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