Iva May McFarren

15 September 1878–30 October 1954 (Age 76)
Coe, Isabella, Michigan, United States

The Life of Iva May

When Iva May McFarren was born on 15 September 1878, in Coe, Isabella, Michigan, United States, her father, Seymour C. McFarren, was 27 and her mother, Arvilla Turney, was 20. She married Walter M. Stilgenbauer on 9 April 1900, in Shepherd, Isabella, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 30 October 1954, in Shepherd, Isabella, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Shepherd, Isabella, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter M. Stilgenbauer
Iva May McFarren
Marriage: 9 April 1900
Maynard Dale Stilgenbauer
Nora Irene Stilgenbauer
Nina F Stilgenbauer

Spouse and Children

9 April 1900
Shepherd, Isabella, Michigan, United States



    Nora Irene Stilgenbauer


    Nina F Stilgenbauer


Parents and Siblings

    Seymour C. McFarren






    Flossie June McFarren


World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 1

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
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.
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

Irish: variant of McFerrin . Compare Farren .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ivah M Stilgenbauer in household of Walter W Stilgenbauer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Iva M Stilgenbauer in household of Walter M Stilgenbauer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Iva Mcfarrin in entry for Maynard Stilgenbauer and Wilma Fickle, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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