Barbara Ellen Wise

14 July 1884–9 July 1941 (Age 56)
Bainbridge Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States

The Life of Barbara Ellen

When Barbara Ellen Wise was born on 14 July 1884, in Bainbridge Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States, her father, Solomon Wise, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth A Hall, was 26. She married Adelbert Neff on 28 October 1905, in Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Decatur, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 9 July 1941, in Hartford, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Adelbert Neff
1875–1947
Barbara Ellen Wise
1884–1941
Marriage: 28 October 1905
Solomon Aaron Neff
1907–1965
Lillian M. Burger
1908–1981
Enos Clifford Neff
1911–1974
Ernest W. Neff
1914–2005

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 October 1905
Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan, United States
children

(4)

    Solomon Aaron Neff

    Male1907–1965Male

    Lillian M. Burger

    Female1908–1981Female

    Enos Clifford Neff

    Male1911–1974Male

    Ernest W. Neff

    Male1914–2005Male

Parents and Siblings

    Solomon Wise

    Male1859–1917Male

    Elizabeth A Hall

    Female1858–1898Female

siblings

(6)

    Edith Wise

    Female1881–1956Female

    Female1884–1941Female

    Balem D. Wise

    Male1886–1896Male

    Emma Katherine Wise

    Female1889–1919Female

    Female1890–1976Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1886

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 3

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 16

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a wise or learned person, or in some cases a nickname for someone suspected of being acquainted with the occult arts, from Middle English wise ‘wise’ (Old English wīs). This name has also absorbed Dutch Wijs, a nickname meaning ‘wise’, and possibly cognates in other languages.2 Americanized form of German and Jewish Weiss ‘white’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Barbara Neff in household of Adelbert Neff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Barbara Neff in household of Adelbert Neff, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Barbara Neff in household of Adelbert Neff, "United States Census, 1920"

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