Lona Alva Huffer

9 May 1891–23 July 1974 (Age 83)
Knox, Indiana, United States

The Life of Lona Alva

When Lona Alva Huffer was born on 9 May 1891, in Knox, Indiana, United States, her father, William Marshall Huffer, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Catherine Smith, was 17. She married Otto Dixon on 19 October 1906, in Knox, Indiana, United States. She lived in Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Vincennes, Vincennes Township, Knox, Indiana Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 23 July 1974, in Knox, Indiana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, United States.

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Otto Dixon
Lona Alva Huffer
Marriage: 19 October 1906

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19 October 1906
Knox, Indiana, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 15

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.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 English: possibly an unflattering nickname for a boastful, swaggering person (one who huffs and puffs).2 German (Hüffer): from the Germanic personal name Hugifrid, composed of hug ‘head’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + frid ‘peace’.3 North German (Hüffer): status name for a prosperous small farmer. Compare South German Huber .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lona Tabler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lonie Huffer in household of William M Huffer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lona A Huffer in household of William Huffer, "United States Census, 1900"

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