Eli David Adam Wise

14 April 1878–13 November 1954 (Age 76)
Greene, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Eli David Adam

When Eli David Adam Wise was born on 14 April 1878, in Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Daniel Wise, was 22 and his mother, Nancy Olivia Miller, was 18. He married Elizabeth Maurer on 20 February 1908, in Gray, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Montezuma, Gray, Kansas, United States for about 20 years and Conway Township, Sumner, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 13 November 1954, in Conway Springs, Sumner, Kansas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Conway Springs, Sumner, Kansas, United States.

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Eli David Adam Wise
Elizabeth Maurer
Marriage: 20 February 1908
Cora Eldora Wise
George David Jacob Wise
Pauline A Wise
Ethel Gladys Wise
Pearl Viola Wise
Ruth E Wise
Eva M Wise
Edward Eli Wise
Ila Irene Wise
Ellen Maxine Wise
James A Wise
Ilda Ilene Wise

Spouse and Children

20 February 1908
Gray, Kansas, United States


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Wise


    Nancy Olivia Miller




+4 More Children

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.
1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages

Age 3

Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.
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 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)

  • Eli Wise, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eli A Wise, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elie Wise, "United States Census, 1930"

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