Loy Melvil Daigh

11 February 1885–
Parsons, Labette, Kansas, United States

The Life of Loy Melvil

When Loy Melvil Daigh was born on 11 February 1885, in Parsons, Labette, Kansas, United States, his father, David Gray Ray Daigh, was 43 and his mother, Nancy Jane Hazlett, was 42. He married Etta Estella Hoffman on 8 December 1913, in Cherryvale, Vigo, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Labette, Labette, Kansas, United States in 1895 and North Township, Labette, Kansas, United States in 1900.

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Loy Melvil Daigh
Etta Estella Hoffman
Marriage: 8 December 1913
Dale Winton Daigh

Spouse and Children

8 December 1913
Cherryvale, Vigo, Indiana, United States


    Dale Winton Daigh


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+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 31

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 Possibly of English origin: unexplained.2 German: possibly an altered spelling of Deich .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Loy Daigh in household of D G Daigh, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Loy M Daigh, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Loy M Daigh, "United States Census, 1930"

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