Elva House

13 August 1852–17 March 1935 (Age 82)
Turner, Androscoggin, Maine, United States

The Life of Elva

When Elva House was born on 13 August 1852, in Turner, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, her father, David House, was 42 and her mother, Abigail Pollard, was 26. She married Mark Gardner Whittier on 17 January 1876, in Ceres Township, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Houtzdale, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Clearfield, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. She died on 17 March 1935, at the age of 82.

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Mark Gardner Whittier
Elva House
Marriage: 17 January 1876
Ben Keen Whittier
Edward Torrey Whittier
Raymond Wright Whittier

Spouse and Children

    Mark Gardner Whittier



17 January 1876
Ceres Township, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States


    Ben Keen Whittier


    Edward Torrey Whittier



Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

Historical Boundaries - 1854: Androscoggin, Maine, United States

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 23

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English (southwestern): from Middle English hous ‘house’ (Old English hūs). In the Middle Ages the majority of the population lived in cottages or huts rather than houses, and in most cases this name probably indicates someone who had some connection with the largest and most important building in a settlement, either a religious house or simply the local manor house. In some cases it may be a status name for a householder, someone who owned his own dwelling as opposed to being a tenant, but more often it is an occupational name for a servant who worked in such a house, in particular a steward who managed one.2 English: respelling of Howes .3 Translation of German Haus .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elva House in household of David House, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elva House in household of David House, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elva Whittier, "United States Census, 1900"

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