Edith Elizabeth Wiley

11 November 1901–11 May 1989 (Age 87)
Scotland, Missouri, United States

The Life of Edith Elizabeth

When Edith Elizabeth Wiley was born on 11 November 1901, in Scotland, Missouri, United States, her father, John Henry Wiley, was 34 and her mother, Mary Bear, was 34. She married Elmer William Howard on 16 October 1921, in South Gorin, Scotland, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Thomson Township, Scotland, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Jefferson Township, Scotland, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 May 1989, at the age of 87, and was buried in Scotland, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmer William Howard
Edith Elizabeth Wiley
Marriage: 16 October 1921
Vernon E Howard
Alvin Howard
Wilmer Howard
Melvin Leroy Howard

Spouse and Children

16 October 1921
South Gorin, Scotland, Missouri, United States


    Vernon E Howard


    Alvin Howard


    Wilmer Howard



Parents and Siblings


    Mary Bear




World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 3

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 26

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Northern Irish and Scottish: variant of Wylie .2 Possibly also English, a habitational name from Wylye in Wiltshire, named for the Wylye river ( see Wilton ).3 English: possibly a variant of Willey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edith W Howard in household of Elmer W Howard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edith E Howard in household of Elmer Howard, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edith Wiley in household of John H Wiley, "United States Census, 1920"

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