Eda Aurelia Davis

Female25 September 1875–29 January 1937

Brief Life History of Eda Aurelia

When Eda Aurelia Davis was born on 25 September 1875, in Bear Creek Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Davis, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Clarissa McGinnis, was 31. She married George Thomas McClure on 14 April 1889, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Charleston, Lee, Iowa, United States for about 30 years. She died on 29 January 1937, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Charleston Cemetery, Charleston, Lee, Iowa, United States.

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George Thomas McClure
Eda Aurelia Davis
Marriage: 14 April 1889
Carl Thomas McClure
Wilma Evelyn McClure

Sources (22)

  • Eda Aurelia Davis in entry for Wilma Evelyn Mcclure, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Eda H Mcmillen in household of James E Mcmillen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edna Davis McClure McMillen, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 April 1889Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 1

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    1877 · The First Workers Strike

    Age 2

    The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

    1892 · The Chicago Canal

    Age 17

    The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: patronymic meaning ‘Dafydd's (son)’, equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd, the Welsh form of David . The spelling Davis is more typical in southwestern England northwards as far as Lancashire, where the frequency of the surname largely reflects Welsh migration, but may sometimes represent a native English surname based on Davy (compare Davies ). Davis (including in the sense 2 below) is the eighth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans.

    Irish and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt . Compare Davies .

    History: John Davis or Davys (c. 1550–1605) was an English navigator who searched for the Northwest Passage. — By the 18th century there were numerous persons named Davis in America, including the jurist John Davis, born in 1761 in Plymouth, MA, and Henry Davis, a clergyman and college president, who was born in 1771 in East Hampton, NY. — Jefferson Davis, born in 1808 in KY, was president of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865.

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

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