Eva Jane Williston

17 January 1894–19 March 1969 (Age 75)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Eva Jane

When Eva Jane Williston was born on 17 January 1894, in Kansas, United States, her father, Arthur Percy Williston, was 30 and her mother, Jesse Elliot Balderston, was 28. She had at least 2 daughters with Charles W Engelman. She lived in Manhattan, Riley, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 19 March 1969, at the age of 75, and was buried in Abilene, Dickinson, Kansas, United States.

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Charles W Engelman
Eva Jane Williston
Louise J Engleman
Barbara J Engleman

Spouse and Children



    Louise J Engleman


    Barbara J Engleman


Parents and Siblings

    Arthur Percy Williston


    Jesse Elliot Balderston




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

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 or Scottish: unexplained. This has the form of a habitational name, but no such place has been identified. It may be an altered form of Willison , or possibly a habitational name from Willesden, now part of North London.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eva J Williston in household of Arthur Williston, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Eva Williston in household of Arthur Williston, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eva J Williston in household of Arthur P Williston, "United States Census, 1920"

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