Eldora Zears

17 March 1878–27 February 1954 (Age 76)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Eldora

When Eldora Zears was born on 17 March 1878, in Indiana, United States, her father, Levi L. Zears, was 24 and her mother, Jennie Punches, was 23. She lived in North Township, Marshall, Indiana, United States in 1880 and South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. She died on 27 February 1954, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Bowman Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States.

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Ira D. Howard
Eldora Zears

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Levi L. Zears


    Jennie Punches




    James Homer Zears



    Fannie Mabel Zears


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 Possibly a variant of Welsh and English Pierce or (less probably) of Beers .2 Possibly a respelling of German Beers or the cognate Behrs.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eldora Sears in household of Levi Sears, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Eldor Zears in household of Levi L Zears, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eldora Essex in household of Elmer L Essex, "United States Census, 1920"

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