Elvin Vincent Willey

17 December 1883–February 1971 (Age 87)
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States

The Life of Elvin Vincent

When Elvin Vincent Willey was born on 17 December 1883, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, his father, Edward John Willey, was 38 and his mother, Rosa Belle Eoff, was 21. He married Frances Louise Bringer on 19 October 1909, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in February 1971, in Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Grand Army Of The Republic Cemetery, Miami, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elvin Vincent Willey
Frances Louise Bringer
Marriage: 19 October 1909
Jack Edward Willey

Spouse and Children

19 October 1909
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States


    Jack Edward Willey


Parents and Siblings

    Edward John Willey


    Rosa Belle Eoff




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World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 1

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of various places so named. Those in Cheshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Warwickshire are named from an Old English wilig ‘willow’ + Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; one in Devon probably has Old English wīðig ‘willow’ as the first element, while one in Surrey has Old English wēoh ‘(pre-Christian) temple’. 2. variant spelling of Willy 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alvin Willey in household of Edward J Willey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elvin Vincent Willey in entry for Robert Elvin Willey, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Elvin V Willey, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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