Birdie Lilla Akley

27 June 1915–18 February 1978 (Age 62)
Guilford, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life of Birdie Lilla

When Birdie Lilla Akley was born on 27 June 1915, in Guilford, Windham, Vermont, United States, her father, Fred Everett Ackley, was 42 and her mother, Minnie Ethel Butterfield, was 32. She married Henry Wesley Davidson on 3 December 1935, in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States. She lived in Windham, Vermont, United States in 1935 and Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States in 1940. She died on 18 February 1978, in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Mather Cemetery, Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Wesley Davidson
Birdie Lilla Akley
Marriage: 3 December 1935

Spouse and Children

3 December 1935
Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Fred Everett Ackley


    Minnie Ethel Butterfield




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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Age 17

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

1 North German form of Ageley, from Old High German agaleia ‘columbine’, a plant which was used medicinally in the Middle Ages, or from a female personal name of the same derivation.2 Possibly English: habitational name from Akely in Buckinghamshire, named from Old English ac ‘oak’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Birdie Davidson in household of Henry Davidson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Birdie L Akley in household of Myron S Akley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Berdie L Akley in household of Fred E Akley, "United States Census, 1920"

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