Ivan Willard Faith

2 May 1881–15 March 1961 (Age 79)
Corydon, Harrison Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ivan Willard

When Ivan Willard Faith was born on 2 May 1881, in Corydon, Harrison Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States, his father, Jacob Faith, was 29 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Mauck, was 29. He married Mary A Holcomb on 22 February 1902, in Knox, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Washington Township, Knox, Indiana, United States in 1910. He died on 15 March 1961, in Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, United States.

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Ivan Willard Faith
Mary A Holcomb
Marriage: 22 February 1902
Harvey Arthur Starrett
Lena Ellen Faith
Randall D. Faith
George Willard Faith

Spouse and Children

22 February 1902
Knox, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 21

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

English (most frequent in northern Ireland): from Middle English fe(i)th ‘belief (especially Christian belief)’, ‘faithfulness’, ‘loyalty’. This may have been a nickname for a trustworthy person, but was more probably bestowed on one who used ‘Faith!’ frequently as a mild oath or exclamation.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ivan W Faith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ivan Faith in entry for George Willard Faith, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Ivan Faith in entry for Randell Faith and Lillian Sharp, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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