Ira Dwight Archibald

24 April 1877–4 May 1951 (Age 74)
Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of Ira Dwight

When Ira Dwight Archibald was born on 24 April 1877, in Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Asher Black Archibald, was 45 and his mother, Harriet Childs McElhenney, was 40. He married Etta Anne Hilyard on 22 July 1903, in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Worthington Township, Richland, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Benton Ridge, Hancock, Ohio, United States in 1935. He died on 4 May 1951, in Butler, Worthington Township, Richland, Ohio, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Zion Cemetery, Butler, Worthington Township, Richland, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira Dwight Archibald
Etta Anne Hilyard
Marriage: 22 July 1903
Anne Etta Archibald
Ira Dwight Archibald Jr
Arthur "Wesley" Archibald
Leslie Archibald
Rev. Albert "Gordon" Archibald
Avis Hilyard Archibald
Ruth Eunice Archibald
Prescott Donald Archibald
Ellen Lois Archibald

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 July 1903Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 4
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 5
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 21
    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.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 2927;2007: 6084; 2010: 8359)Scottish and English: from a personal name, Archibald, of Anglo-Norman French and (ultimately) ancient Germanic origin (see Archambault ). In the Highlands of Scotland it was taken as an Anglicized equivalent of the Gaelic personal name Gille Easbaig ‘servant of the bishop’ (see Gillespie ), probably because of the approximate phonetic similarity between Arch(i)bald and easbaig. Both Archibald and Gillespie are personal names much favored among Clan Campbell.History: This is the name of a leading Nova Scotia family, taken there by four brothers who emigrated from Londonderry, northern Ireland, in 1750–62.

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

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    Sources (24)

    • Ira Dwight Archibald in entry for Unknown, "New Hampshire Birth Certificates, 1901-1915"
    • Ic D Archibald, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Ira D Archibald in entry for A Gordon Archibald and Gladys G Giltner, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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