Lorinda Evaline Gant

21 January 1861–22 December 1953 (Age 92)
Cedar Grove, Franklin, Indiana, United States

The Life of Lorinda Evaline

When Lorinda Evaline Gant was born on 21 January 1861, in Cedar Grove, Franklin, Indiana, United States, her father, Silas Gant, was 27 and her mother, Amanda Jane Bake, was 18. She married Oscar Phillip Ecord on 24 December 1882, in Minneapolis, Ottawa, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Bassettville Township, Decatur, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Noble Township, Norton, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 December 1953, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Decatur, Indiana, United States.

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Oscar Phillip Ecord
Lorinda Evaline Gant
Marriage: 24 December 1882
Dora Ellen Ecord
Clara Edith Ecord
Ollie Echord
Lilly Elizabeth Ecord
Ora Phillip Ecord
Fred Parker Ecord
Allen Edwin Ecord
Hazel May Ecord
Bernice Ecord
Minnie Alice Ecord

Spouse and Children

24 December 1882
Minneapolis, Ottawa, Kansas, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · Kansas Agricultural Society

Age 1

"The Kansas Agricultural Society was formed on March 5, 1862. The society encouraged farmers to grow winter wheat which created the nickname """"bread basket of the world."

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 25

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 French and English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of gloves, from Old French gant ‘glove’ (of Germanic origin).2 German: of uncertain origin. In the south, it may be a topographic name from Middle High German gant ‘scree’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. Compare Gander . It could also be a metonymic occupational name for an auctioneer from Middle High German gant ‘auction’ ( see Ganter 1), for which a glove (gantus, French gant) was set up as a sign (see 1). A third possibility is that it is a variant of Gans , from Low German gante ‘goose’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lorinda E Ecord in household of O P Ecord, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Lorinda Gant in household of Silas Gant, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lorinda E Eleond in household of Oscar P Eleond, "United States Census, 1920"

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