Elizabeth C McGrew

Brief Life History of Elizabeth C

Elizabeth C McGrew was born on 12 June 1860, in Clark, Illinois, United States as the daughter of James W Mcgrew and Mary Pearson. She married Calvin Gideon on 30 June 1878, in Clark, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Anderson Township, Clark, Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 17 April 1940, in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Richwoods Cemetery, Westfield, Clark, Illinois, United States.

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John W. Barbee
Elizabeth C McGrew
Marriage: 16 March 1898
Ruby R. Barbee
William A. Barbee
Leona O. Barbee

Sources (21)

  • Elizabeth McGrew in household of James McGrew, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Mcgrew, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Elizabeth Barbee, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.


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

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.

Name Meaning

Irish (northern): altered form of Mulgrew .

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

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