Idella Dewitt

11 February 1871–15 May 1948 (Age 77)
Walterboro, Colleton, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Idella

When Idella Dewitt was born on 11 February 1871, in Walterboro, Colleton, South Carolina, United States, her father, Henry DeWitt, was 25 and her mother, Mary Jane Remley, was 20. She married William Henry Seage on 26 March 1897, in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 15 May 1948, in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Seage
Idella Dewitt
Marriage: 26 March 1897
Maude Idella Seage
Mae Seage
Sophie Pauline Seage
Frederick Henry Seage Sr.

Spouse and Children

    William Henry Seage



26 March 1897
Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom


    Maude Idella Seage


    Mae Seage


    Sophie Pauline Seage


    Frederick Henry Seage Sr.


Parents and Siblings

    Henry DeWitt


    Mary Jane Remley





    John Henry DeWitt


    Ann Adeline DeWitt


    Joseph J DeWitt


    Willie Dewitt


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1878 · St. Mary's Episcopal Church is Built

Age 7

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida organized a mission church in 1878 to provide a location that could serve seasonal guests. Visitors and residents from Green Cove Springs raised over $1000 to build the church. On March 10, 1879, the Church held its first service. This location is notable because it would eventually be added to U.S. National Register of Historic Places (February 17, 1978).
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of numerous places so named, for example in Altmark, Mecklenburg, and Saxony.

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

Sources (3)

  • Florida, State Census, 1867-1945
  • 1940 United States Federal Census
  • 1930 United States Federal Census

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