Elsie Aretta Michael

Brief Life History of Elsie Aretta

When Elsie Aretta Michael was born on 16 November 1911, in Berkeley Springs, Morgan, West Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas Christopher Michael, was 37 and her mother, Nancy ( Nannie) Jane Hovermale, was 38. She married Charles Newton Unger on 16 April 1935, in Berkeley Springs, Morgan, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Bath District, Morgan, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Allen District, Morgan, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died in 1986, at the age of 75.

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Charles Newton Unger
Elsie Aretta Michael
Marriage: 16 April 1935
Leeanna Tracy Unger
Anna Larue Unger

Sources (7)

  • Elsie A Micheal in household of Thomas C Micheal, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elsie Aretta Michael, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Elsie Unger in entry for Bessie Velma Mccoy, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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Name Meaning

English, German, Dutch, Jewish, and Greek: from the personal name Michael, ultimately from Hebrew Mika’el ‘Who is like God?’. This was borne by an archangel in the Bible, the protector of Israel (Daniel 10:13, 12:1; Rev. 12:7). In Christian tradition, Michael was regarded as the warrior archangel, conqueror of Satan, and the personal name was correspondingly popular throughout Europe, especially in knightly and military families. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. Hungarian Mihály (see Mihaly ), Czech and Slovak Michal , Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Mikhael and Mikhail , and also patronymics and other derivatives from these names, e.g. Greek Papamichael , its cognate Papamichalis, and Michaelides , Serbian Mihajlović (see Mihajlovic ), and Slovenian Mihelčič (see Mihelcic ). Compare Mikeal .

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

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