Lettie Vashti Cheney

8 January 1870–21 May 1953 (Age 83)
Brown, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Lettie Vashti

When Lettie Vashti Cheney was born on 8 January 1870, in Brown, Nebraska, United States, her father, John Corbett Cheney, was 48 and her mother, Marcia Cordelia Palmer, was 37. She married James Deal Kirkpatrick on 23 October 1895, in Ainsworth, Brown, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in West Side Township, Crawford, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Ainsworth, Brown, Nebraska, United States for about 55 years. She died on 21 May 1953, in Brown, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Ainsworth, Brown, Nebraska, United States.

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James Deal Kirkpatrick
Lettie Vashti Cheney
Marriage: 23 October 1895
Dale Dean Kirkpatrick
Rita Kirkpatrick
George Wayne Kirkpatrick

Spouse and Children

23 October 1895
Ainsworth, Brown, Nebraska, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Marcia Cordelia Palmer




    Melissa Cheney


    Edwin Fortesque Cheney


    Cortis Eugene Cheney


    Elvira Adeline Cheney



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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 14

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Chesney .2 French: habitational name from a place in Yonne, which takes its name from a Romano-Gallic estate, Caniacum ‘estate of a man named Canius’, from the Roman personal name + the locative suffix -acum.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lettie V Cheney in household of C H Cheney, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lettie Kirkpatrick, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Letty V Kirkpatrick in household of James E Kirkpatrick, "United States Census, 1910"

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