Maude Helen Cheney

25 July 1895–24 October 1960 (Age 65)
Rome, Floyd, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Maude Helen

When Maude Helen Cheney was born on 25 July 1895, in Rome, Floyd, Georgia, United States, her father, Gilbert Cheney, was 33 and her mother, Emma Tallulah Wright, was 33. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Comanche, Texas, United States in 1900 and Riverdale, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died on 24 October 1960, at the age of 65, and was buried in Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas, United States.

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 1
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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered
Age 6
"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
Age 18
The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Chaney with the same etymology as in 2 below.French: topographic name for someone who lived by or in an oak wood, from Old French chesnai ‘oak grove’ (from chesne ‘oak’), or a habitational name from any of several places called (Le) Cheney, e.g. in Haute-Savoie, named with this word. Compare Chesney .French Canadian: altered form of French Chesnay or Chenay, topographic names with the same meaning and etymology as in 2 above, or habitational names from (Le) Chesnay or (Le) Chenay, names of several places in the northwestern part of France, based on Old French chesnai ‘oak grove’. Compare Chenette and Chenier 2.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Maude Cheney in household of Gill Cheney, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Helen Cheney in household of Robert P Bonar, "United States Census, 1930"

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