Esther Baughman

8 April 1895–June 1978 (Age 83)
Pulaski, Davis, Iowa, United States

The Life of Esther

When Esther Baughman was born on 8 April 1895, in Pulaski, Davis, Iowa, United States, her father, William Christian Baughman, was 28 and her mother, Anna May Augspurger, was 25. She married Bayard Mathews Fordemwalt in 1917, in Iowa, United States. She lived in Prairie Township, Davis, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died in June 1978, in Grove Township, Davis, Iowa, United States, at the age of 83.

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Bayard Mathews Fordemwalt
Esther Baughman
Marriage: 1917

Spouse and Children

Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 18

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.

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German and Jewish Bachmann .

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

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  • Esther A Baughman in household of William C Baughman, "United States Census, 1910"

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