Nancy C. Truax

Brief Life History of Nancy C.

When Nancy C. Truax was born on 6 December 1848, in Sunsbury Township, Monroe, Ohio, United States, her father, William E Truex, was 28 and her mother, Rebecca Yost, was 26. She married Peter Parkhurst on 21 October 1874, in White, Illinois, United States. She lived in White, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Muncie, Center Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States in 1910. She died on 14 July 1936, in Mayberry Township, Hamilton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Big Hill Cemetery, Broughton, Hamilton, Illinois, United States.

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Peter Parkhurst
Nancy C. Truax
Marriage: 21 October 1874

Sources (10)

  • Nancy Truax in household of William Truax, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy C. Parkhurst, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Nancy C Truex, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.


Historical Boundaries: 1853: Hamilton, Illinois, United States


In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

Name Meaning

Altered form of French (mainly Nord) Dutrieux: habitational name, with fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’, for someone from Le Trieu, a place in Belgium; or a topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of fallow land, from a derivative of regional trie ‘fallow land’. Compare Truex .

History: This is a Huguenot name which is frequent in NJ and in the Albany-Schenectady area of NY. Philippe Dutrieux from Roubaix in Nord, France, married first Jacquemine Noiret in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1615, and second Suzanne Duchesne in Leyden, the Netherlands, in 1621, died in New York, NY, in 1653. His name is listed (in the form Du Trieux) in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

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

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