John Evan Kidd

5 February 1848–24 March 1926 (Age 78)
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of John Evan

When John Evan Kidd was born on 5 February 1848, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, his father, James Garfield Kidd, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Kellam, was 37. He married Mary Craig on 12 January 1869, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in South Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Miami Township, Cass, Indiana, United States for about 40 years. He died on 24 March 1926, in Adamsboro, Clay Township, Cass, Indiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Adamsboro, Clay Township, Cass, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Evan Kidd
Lydia Ann Rhoades
Marriage: 26 August 1880
James Garfield Kidd
George William Kidd
John Tanguy Kidd
Emma Elizabeth Kidd
Charles Benjamin Kidd
Lowery Harrison Kidd

Spouse and Children

26 August 1880
Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    James Garfield Kidd


    Elizabeth Kellam




    Joseph Pardee Kidd


    William R Kidd


    Mary S Kidd



World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 3

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1855 · Prohibition Law

Age 7

Delaware enacted a statewide prohibition law in 1855.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: from a medieval personal name Kid, a variant of Kit, a pet form of Christopher .2 English: from Middle English kid(e) ‘young goat’, hence a nickname for a frisky person or a metonymic occupational name for a goatherd.3 English: metonymic occupational name for a seller of faggots, from Middle English kidde ‘faggot’ (of unknown origin).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Kidd in household of James Kidd, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Kidd in household of James Kidd, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Kidd in household of James Kidd, "United States Census, 1880"

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