Delphia Bernice Abrams

1892–1974 (Age 82)
Benton Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Delphia Bernice

When Delphia Bernice Abrams was born on 4 February 1892, in Benton Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, her father, John Wesley Abrams, was 35 and her mother, Rachel Jane Hamilton, was 30. She married Arthur Sheffield McDonald on 7 January 1922, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Center Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Mount Hope, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1910. She died on 20 May 1974, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 82.

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Delphia Bernice Abrams
Arthur Sheffield McDonald
Marriage: 7 January 1922
Darold McDonald

Spouse & Children

7 January 1922
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States


Parents & Siblings



  • Sylvia O. Abrams


  • Male1880–1952Male

  • Baby girl Abrams


  • Female1892–1974Female

  • Lottie Eldore Abrams


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 21

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

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

Jewish (Ashkenazic), Dutch, English, and German: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Abraham .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Bernice Abrams in household of John W Abrams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Burnice Abrahams in household of John W Abrahams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Delpha Bernice Abrams, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"

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