Ida May Lapham

about 1861–about 10 April 1884 (Age 23)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Ida May

When Ida May Lapham was born about 1861, in Michigan, United States, her father, Darius Lapham, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Durfee, was 30. She married Albert Carroll Snuffin on 1 February 1882, in Mills, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died about 10 April 1884, in Glenwood, Mills, Iowa, United States, at the age of 23.

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Albert Carroll Snuffin
Ida May Lapham
Marriage: 1 February 1882
Edith May Snuffin

Spouse and Children

1 February 1882
Mills, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Darius Lapham


    Sarah Durfee




    Frances A. Laphram


    Harlow J Lapham


    Marietta Lapham


    Roy Lapham


    Earl Lapham


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 6

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 7

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

English: apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly in Somerset or Wiltshire, where the surname is clustered, but perhaps a variant of Lopham, a habitational name from a place in Norfolk, so named from an Old English personal name Loppa + hām ‘homestead’.

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

Sources (2)

  • May Lapham, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • May Lapham, "Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992"

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