Cary Edward DeButts

19 February 1889–May 1971 (Age 82)
Livingston, Illinois, United States

The Life of Cary Edward

When Cary Edward DeButts was born on 19 February 1889, in Livingston, Illinois, United States, his father, Clarence Elmer DeButts, was 23 and his mother, Catherine A. Jamison, was 27. He married Eva Lorena Foulk on 21 August 1913. He lived in Indian Grove Township, Livingston, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died in May 1971, in LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82.

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Cary Edward DeButts
Eva Lorena Foulk
Marriage: 21 August 1913

Spouse and Children

21 August 1913
, Livingston, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Clarence Elmer DeButts


    Catherine A. Jamison




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 3

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 23

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 Origin unidentified. Perhaps an altered form of Dutch De But(te):2 from Middle Dutch but(te), bot(te) ‘pannier’, ‘box’, presumably a metonymic occupational name.3 from but(te), bot(te) ‘flat fish’, ‘flounder’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish, or a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller.

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

Sources (3)

  • Cary Debutts in household of Clarance Debutts, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Cary E Debutte in household of Clarence E Debutte, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Cary E. Debutts, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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