Ida Elizabeth Ousley

15 October 1892–25 October 1979 (Age 87)
Douglas, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Ida Elizabeth

When Ida Elizabeth Ousley was born on 15 October 1892, in Douglas, Missouri, United States, her father, Frederick Crawford Ousley, was 23 and her mother, Nancy Anne Hopper, was 22. She married James Walter Ousley on 23 September 1912, in Wallace, Shoshone, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Hampton, Deschutes, Oregon, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 18 South Colfax, Whitman, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 25 October 1979, in Colfax, Whitman, Washington, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Colfax Cemetery, Colfax, Whitman, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Walter Ousley
Ida Elizabeth Ousley
Marriage: 23 September 1912
Samuel Elmon Ousley
Carl H. Ousley
James Morris Ousley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 September 1912Wallace, Shoshone, Idaho, United States
  • Children


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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.
    1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly
    Age 5
    The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 24
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Oversley in Arrow (Warwickshire). The etymology of the placename is uncertain; it may be from the Old English personal name Ofe + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’, with forms in -r- due to association of the first element with Old English ōfer ‘bank’ and uferra ‘higher, upper’. Alternatively, from Ouseley in Aston Eyre (Shropshire).History: This surname was brought to North America by Major Thomas Owsley c. 1677; he was born in Stogursey in Somerset, England.

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Ida Ousley in household of James Ousley, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Ida Onsley in household of Crawford Onsley, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Ida Ousley in entry for Carl H Ousley Ruler, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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