Edith Hosmer

7 June 1877–1 January 1943 (Age 65)
Spring Arbor, Jackson, Michigan, United States

The Life of Edith

When Edith Hosmer was born on 7 June 1877, in Spring Arbor, Jackson, Michigan, United States, her father, Albert Henry Hosmer, was 24 and her mother, Florence Mead, was 24. She married Edmund Wright Wheelan about 1902. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Sandpoint, Bonner, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 January 1943, in Bonner, Idaho, United States, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Edmund Wright Wheelan
Edith Hosmer
Marriage: about 1902
Mary Florence Wheelan
Jane F Wheelan

Spouse and Children

about 1902


    Mary Florence Wheelan


    Jane F Wheelan


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 2

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.

Age 16

Historical Boundaries 1893: Kootenai, Idaho, United States 1907: Bonner, Idaho, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

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

English: variant of Osmer with an inorganic initial H-.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edith H Wheelan in household of Edmund W Wheelan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edith M Wheelan in household of Edmund W Wheelan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edit Hasmer in household of Albert Hasmer, "United States Census, 1900"

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