Elizabeth Phelps Widger

28 July 1916–18 March 1996 (Age 79)
Charleston, Coles, Illinois

The Life of Elizabeth Phelps

When Elizabeth Phelps Widger was born on 28 July 1916, her father, Howard De Forest Widger, was 28 and her mother, Ruby Lois Carpenter, was 27. She married Dale Morton Bayles on 4 June 1939, in Charleston, Coles, Illinois, United States. She died on 18 March 1996, in Charleston, Coles, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Charleston Township, Coles, Illinois, United States.

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Dale Morton Bayles
Elizabeth Phelps Widger
Marriage: 4 June 1939

Spouse and Children

4 June 1939
Charleston, Coles, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 9

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Devon): from the Old English personal name Wihtgār, composed of the elements wiht ‘elf’ + gār ‘spear’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Widger in household of Howard Widger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elizabeth P Widger in household of Howard De T Widger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elisabeth Phelps Widger Bayles, "Find A Grave Index"

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