Lavantia Electa Gallup

18 February 1841–13 January 1908 (Age 66)
Newstead, Erie, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Lavantia Electa

When Lavantia Electa Gallup was born on 18 February 1841, in Newstead, Erie, New York, United States, her father, John Gallup Jr., was 29 and her mother, Henrietta Amanda Dilley, was 23. She married George Washington Henderson on 31 March 1860, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 13 January 1908, in Spearfish, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Spearfish, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Henderson
Lavantia Electa Gallup
Marriage: 31 March 1860
Nancy Jane Henderson
John Allison Henderson
James Charles Henderson
Lewis Armidale Henderson
William Warren Henderson
Anna Henrietta Henderson
Ella Julia Henderson
Edwin Elmer Henderson
Hiram Oscar Henderson
Hattie Alice Henderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 March 1860Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (7)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 22
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    English (Sussex): nickname possibly from Middle English galop (Old French galop) ‘gallop’ (the fastest pace of a horse) and given to one who habitually rode at speed, either through temperament or by occupation as a messenger. The surname itself has not been found before the 16th century, so it may be a shortened form of Galpin (earlier Galopin), which has a very similar post-medieval distribution and original sense. This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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    Sources (16)

    • Electa Gallup in entry for Hattie Alice Johnson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Elector L Henderson in household of John A Henderson, "United States Census, 1900"
    • E Levanche Henderson in household of G W Henderson, "United States Census, 1880"

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