Alva Elmer Byerley

10 December 1889–15 November 1963 (Age 73)
Corydon, Harrison Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Alva Elmer

When Alva Elmer Byerley was born on 10 December 1889, in Corydon, Harrison Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Byerley, was 27 and his mother, Alice Monzell McAdams, was 18. He married Mildred Polk on 7 December 1921, in Allen, Indiana, United States. He lived in Scott, Van Buren Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Allen, Indiana, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 15 November 1963, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States.

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Alva Elmer Byerley
Mildred Polk
Marriage: 7 December 1921

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
Age 1
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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded
Age 17
The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1909 · The NAACP is formed
Age 20
Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Byerly . In England this is the more frequent spelling.

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

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  • Alva Byerley in household of Ben Byerley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alva Byerly, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alva E Byerley, "United States Census, 1930"

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