Effie J. Andrews

1865–1944 (Age 78)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Effie J.

When Effie J. Andrews was born on 12 February 1865, in Illinois, United States, her father, John Ellis Andrews, was 29 and her mother, Martha A. Butcher, was 24. She married Thomas J. Whitehead on 3 January 1889, in Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States in 1900 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 20 years. She died on 2 January 1944, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 78.

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Effie J. Andrews
Thomas J. Whitehead
Marriage: 3 January 1889
Ava T Whitehead

Spouse & Children

  • Female1865–1944Female

  • Thomas J. Whitehead


3 January 1889
Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • John Ellis Andrews


  • Martha A. Butcher




World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed

Age 2

The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 

Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Andrew . This is the usual southern English patronymic form, also found in Wales; the Scottish and northern English form is Anderson . In North America this name has absorbed numerous cases of the various European cognates and their derivatives. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Effa J A Andrews in household of Marth A Andrews, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Effa A Andrews in household of Martha W Andrews, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Effie Fellows in household of Charles E Fellows, "United States Census, 1930"

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