Africa

1894–1900
Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Africa

When Africa was born on 20 April 1894, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James Murray Africa, was 31 and her mother, Eleanor McKnight, was 32. She died before 1900, in her hometown, at the age of 4.

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Family Time Line

James Murray Africa
1863–1918
Eleanor McKnight
1862–1943
Africa
1894–1900
James Murray Africa
1895–1956
Charles McKnight Africa
1896–1954
Hunter Africa
1900–1989

Parents & Siblings

  • James Murray Africa

    Male1863–1918Male

  • Female1862–1943Female

siblings

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World Events (2)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

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

Spanish (África): ethnic name for a person of African descent or nickname for someone with some other connection with the continent of Africa.

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

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