Edward Linthicum Dent

Brief Life History of Edward Linthicum

When Edward Linthicum Dent was born on 5 July 1861, in Georgetown, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, his father, Josiah Dent, was 43 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 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Washington, United States in 1880. He died on 19 October 1899, in District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Edward Linthicum Dent
Mary Gantt Taylor
Marriage: 22 April 1889
Edward Linthicum Dent
Mary Catherine Dent
James Armistead Dent

Sources (10)

  • Edward L. Dent in household of Mary Linthiarm, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Edward Linthicum Dent - birth-name: Edward Liuthicium Dent
  • Edward L Dent, "District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950"

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Name Meaning

habitational name from Dent in Yorkshire, possibly from a British hill name cognate with Old Irish dinn, dind ‘hill’.

variant of Dunt, from Middle English dunt, dent ‘blow (of a weapon or implement); combat’ (Old English dynt).


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

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