Lela Eldora Pritchett

1904–1982 (Age 77)
Hancock, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lela Eldora

When Lela Eldora Pritchett was born on 31 July 1904, in Hancock, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Samuel J Pritchett, was 32 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth LeRette, was 28. She married Edward John McCoy on 20 July 1923, in Avoca, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Avoca, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Knox Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died in January 1982, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Lela Eldora Pritchett
Edward John McCoy
Marriage: 20 July 1923
Virginia May McCoy
Crystal Carol McCoy

Spouse & Children

20 July 1923
Avoca, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


  • Female1924–2004Female

  • Crystal Carol McCoy


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 9

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 22

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhisiart ‘son of Richard ’. Compare Pritchard .2 English (Midlands): from a diminutive of Middle English prik(e), prich ‘point’, ‘prick’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of any of various pointed instruments, or a nickname for a tall, thin man.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lela E Turner in household of Samuel J Pritchett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lela Pritchett, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Lela E Pritchett, "Iowa State Census, 1915"

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