Ada May Evans

18 May 1874–21 September 1951 (Age 77)
Morgan, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ada May

When Ada May Evans was born on 18 May 1874, in Morgan, Illinois, United States, her father, George Washington Evans, was 23 and her mother, Sophronia Jane Kennedy, was 22. She married John Frederick Maginn on 27 December 1893, in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Waverly Election Precinct, Morgan, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Loami, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 21 September 1951, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Waverly East Cemetery, Waverly, Morgan, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Frederick Maginn
Ada May Evans
Marriage: 27 December 1893
Charles Edward Maginn
Eva Lela Maginn
Otis Le Roy Maginn
Fred Maginn

Spouse and Children

    John Frederick Maginn



27 December 1893
Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States


    Charles Edward Maginn



    Otis Le Roy Maginn


    Fred Maginn


Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Evans


    Sophronia Jane Kennedy




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 3

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

Welsh: patronymic from the personal name Iefan ( see Evan ), with redundant English patronymic -s.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ada M Maginn, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ada Maguin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Adah May Evans in household of Geo W Evans, "United States Census, 1880"

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