Effie Melinda Mae Hartley

6 January 1892–13 April 1963 (Age 71)
Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Effie Melinda Mae

When Effie Melinda Mae Hartley was born on 6 January 1892, in Lenoir, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Rufus Hartley, was 32 and her mother, Caroline Barbara Hartley, was 30. She married Roswell Lind Stevens on 20 December 1913, in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Rock Creek, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Twin Falls Election Precinct 3, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 13 April 1963, in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States.

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Roswell Lind Stevens
Effie Melinda Mae Hartley
Marriage: 20 December 1913
Nellie Dora Stevens
Melba Florence Stevens
LeVerda May Stevens
Truell Duane Stevens
Clyde N. Stevens

Spouse and Children

20 December 1913
Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.

Age 13

Twin Falls was incorporated as a city 12 April 1905.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly northern): habitational name from any of various places so called. Several, in particular those in Hampshire, Kent, and Devon, are named from Old English heorot ‘hart’, ‘stag’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. One in Northumberland has as the second element Old English hlāw ‘hill’, and one in Cumbria contains Old English clā ‘claw’, in the sense of a tongue of land between two streams, + probably heard ‘hard’. The surname is widely distributed, but most common in Yorkshire, where it arose from a place near Haworth, West Yorkshire, also named with Old English heorot + lēah. As a Scottish name, it comes from the Cumbrian Hartley (see forebears note).2 Irish: shortened Anglicized form of or surname adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Ó hArtghaile ‘descendant of Artghal’, a personal name composed of the elements Art ‘bear’, ‘hero’ + gal ‘valor’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Effie Hinton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Effie Hartley in household of John R Hartley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Effie Stevens in household of Ross Stevens, "United States Census, 1920"

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