Edwin Alfred Du Vall

23 December 1892–24 November 1953 (Age 60)
Traskwood, Saline, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Edwin Alfred

When Edwin Alfred Du Vall was born on 23 December 1892, in Traskwood, Saline, Arkansas, United States, his father, Elisha Amity Duvall, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Tennessee Keele, was 28. He married Maggie Ann Westbrook on 19 June 1920, in Saline, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Fairplay, Saline, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 24 November 1953, at the age of 60, and was buried in Mount Harmony Cemetery, Haskell, Saline, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Alfred Du Vall
Maggie Ann Westbrook
Marriage: 19 June 1920
Mary Louise Duvall
Melba Duval

Spouse and Children

19 June 1920
Saline, Arkansas, United States


    Mary Louise Duvall


    Melba Duval


Parents and Siblings

    Elisha Amity Duvall


    Sarah Tennessee Keele




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 12

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 Chinese 杜: from the name of a state that existed during the Zhou dynasty (in present-day Shaanxi province). When the second king of the Zhou dynasty, Cheng Wang ( 1115–1079 bc ), defeated the state of Tang in present-day Shaanxi province, he changed its name to Du and granted it to a descendant of the model emperor Yao. Descendants of the new ruler subsequently adopted the place name as their surname.2 Chinese 都: from the names of two princes of ancient territories, one from the state of Qi, and the other from the state of Zhen.3 Vietnamese (D{us}): unexplained.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edwin Duvall, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edwin A Duval, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edwin A Newell in household of Elisha Newell, "United States Census, 1900"

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