Eldridge Byron Karney

17 November 1897–7 October 1994 (Age 96)
Rockport, Spencer, Indiana, United States

The Life of Eldridge Byron

When Eldridge Byron Karney was born on 17 November 1897, in Rockport, Spencer, Indiana, United States, his father, John Wesley Karney, was 42 and his mother, Kate Varner, was 27. He married Margaret Mae Mills in 1927, in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Ohio Township, Spencer, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died on 7 October 1994, in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eldridge Byron Karney
Margaret Mae Mills
Marriage: 1927
Dorothy Jenie Karney

Spouse and Children

Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States


    Dorothy Jenie Karney


Parents and Siblings

    John Wesley Karney


    Kate Varner




    Ralph Karney



    Roy Karney


    Callie Karney


    Ruby Karney


World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 9

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 26

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McCarney .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elebrigbye Karney in household of John W Karney, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Eldridge Karney in household of John Karney, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eldridge Karney in household of John W Karney, "United States Census, 1920"

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