Edward Linthicum Dent

5 July 1861–1899 (Age 37)
Georgetown, District of Columbia, United States

The Life of Edward Linthicum

When Edward Linthicum Dent was born on 5 July 1861, in Georgetown, District of Columbia, United States, his father, Josiah Dent, was 44 and his mother, Mary Kate Linthicum, was 28. He married Mary Gantt Taylor on 22 April 1889, in District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in District of Columbia, United States in 1870. He died in 1899, in Maryland, United States, at the age of 38.

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Edward Linthicum Dent
Mary Gantt Taylor
Marriage: 22 April 1889
Edward Linthicum Dent

Spouse and Children

22 April 1889
District of Columbia, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Kate Linthicum




World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 2

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 11

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from places in Cumbria and West Yorkshire named Dent, possibly from a British hill name cognate with Old Irish dinn, dind ‘hill’.2 English and French: nickname from Old French dent ‘tooth’ (Latin dens, genitive dentis), bestowed on someone with some deficiency or peculiarity of the teeth, or of a gluttonous or avaricious nature.

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

Sources (2)

  • Edward L Dent in household of Mary Linthieurn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Edward Linthicum Dent - birth-name: Edward Liuthicium Dent

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