Eva Matilda Squire

3 January 1877–13 July 1878 (Age 1)
Seymour, Wayne, Iowa, United States

The Life of Eva Matilda

When Eva Matilda Squire was born on 3 January 1877, in Seymour, Wayne, Iowa, United States, her father, John Squire, was 33 and her mother, Mary C. Spaw, was 27. She died on 13 July 1878, in her hometown, at the age of 1.

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John Squire
1843–1924
Mary C. Spaw
1849–1932
Wallace Elsworth Squire
1869–1952
Estella May Squire
1872–1958
Luna M. Squire
1875–1967
Eva Matilda Squire
1877–1878
Lelia Belle Squire
1881–

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Name Meaning

English: status name from Middle English squyer ‘esquire’, ‘a man belonging to the feudal rank immediately below that of knight’ (from Old French esquier ‘shield bearer’). At first it denoted a young man of good birth attendant on a knight, or by extension any attendant or servant, but by the 14th century the meaning had been generalized, and referred to social status rather than age. By the 17th century, the term denoted any member of the landed gentry, but this is unlikely to have influenced the development of the surname.

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

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