Ida Bell Etter

FemaleFebruary 1869–23 October 1935

Brief Life History of Ida Bell

When Ida Bell Etter was born in February 1869, her father, William S. Etter, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Louise Frazee, was 20. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Arthur Richardson Winning. She lived in Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Selma, Fresno, California, United States in 1920. She died on 23 October 1935, in Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Selma, Fresno, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Richardson Winning
1862–1929
Ida Bell Etter
1869–1935
Thomas Jahleel Winning
1888–1967
Lillian May Winning
1890–1974

Sources (8)

  • Ida Bell Etter in household of William Etter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ida Belle Winning, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Etter in entry for Thomas J Winning, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1872 · The Modoc War

Age 3

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived near the boundary fence of a village, from Middle High German eter ‘woven boundary fence’.

North German: from Middle Low German etter ‘uncle’ or ‘cousin’.

Swiss German: from Middle High German etter ‘cousin’.

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

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