Iva M. Wilkes

19 August 1882–5 March 1926 (Age 43)
Somerset Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Iva M.

When Iva M. Wilkes was born on 19 August 1882, in Somerset Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, her father, Charles Newton Wilkes, was 32 and her mother, Caroline Moore, was 22. She married William John Anderson on 1 September 1900, in Hillsdale, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 5 March 1926, in Addison, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 43.

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Family Time Line

William John Anderson
Iva M. Wilkes
Marriage: 1 September 1900
Susan E Anderson
Carrie Walker
John Anderson
Leon Anderson
Belle D Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 September 1900Hillsdale, Michigan, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain
    Age 5
    The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit "water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream." H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, "TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII".
    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

    English (West Midlands): either a variant of Wilk , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s, or from the Middle English personal name Wilcus, an uncommon pet form of a personal name in Wil-. The suffix is a double diminutive -k + -us, the latter being used with Old English female names (compare Aldous ). So Wilcus may also be a pet form of an Old English female name such as Wilburg. Alternatively, it may have been used with Norman personal names of either gender, for example as a pet form of William . If Wilcus became an inherited surname it would quickly have become merged with Wilkes. Wilcus may also have been absorbed into Wildgoose .Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Wilke, a pet form of Will.

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Iva Anderson in entry for Susan Anderson, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
    • Iva May Wilkers in household of Charles Wilkers, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Iva M Anderson, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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