Elsie Jane Neal

Brief Life History of Elsie Jane

When Elsie Jane Neal was born in 1909, in Thomson, McDuffie, Georgia, United States, her father, John Leverige Neal, was 21 and her mother, Nellie Pearl Clary, was 20. She married Maurice Dubofsky on 29 January 1934, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. She lived in Police Precinct 6, Washington, District of Columbia, United States for about 5 years and Colton, Washington Township, Henry, Ohio, United States in 1950. She died on 20 December 1968, in District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in McDuffie, Georgia, United States.

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Maurice Dubofsky
Elsie Jane Neal
Marriage: 29 January 1934

Sources (5)

  • Elsie J Dubofsky, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Elsie Jane Neal, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Elsie Neal in entry for John Joseph Vanden Broecke and Mary Michelle Dubofsky, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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1909 · The NAACP is formed

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1913 · Women's Suffrage Demonstration

A demonstration for women's suffrage takes place on March 3, 1913. This is the first suffrage parade in Washington D.C. One of the notable women in attendance is Ida B. Wells.


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Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Old French, Anglo-Norman French, and Middle English personal name Neel, Nele, Nihel, Niel, itself derived from the Latin name Nigellus (a diminutive of Latin niger ‘black’), originally a nickname for someone with black hair or a dark complexion. The name was very common among Normans and was brought to England at the time of the Norman Conquest. There has been considerable confusion with the Irish and Scottish Gaelic name Niall (see Neil ); the two names are now pronounced identically. It is theoretically possible that in Normandy, where the personal name was popular, that it was also used for Old Norse Njáll, but this is difficult to prove. Njáll was adopted from the Irish Gaelic personal name Niall by Vikings in Ireland, who took it back to Iceland and Norway, but whether the Vikings also took Njáll to Normandy and to the northwest of England, is an open question, which cannot be settled on the available evidence.

English: alternatively from the Middle English personal name Nele, a variant of Nell as a pet form of Elias (see Ellis ). Compare Nelson , Nielson .

Scottish and Irish: shortened form of McNeal (see McNeil ).

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

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