Edith Jane Carnahan

Female19 April 1858–4 January 1914

Brief Life History of Edith Jane

When Edith Jane Carnahan was born on 19 April 1858, in Saline, Illinois, United States, her father, James Ellis Carnahan, was 37 and her mother, Nancy Ann Elder, was 24. She married Lewis Franklin Wise on 18 December 1878, in Eldorado, Saline, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Eldorado, Saline, Illinois, United States in 1880 and East Eldorado Township, Saline, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 January 1914, at the age of 55, and was buried in Wolf Creek Cemetery, East Eldorado Township, Saline, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Franklin Wise
Edith Jane Carnahan
Marriage: 18 December 1878
John E Wise
Seibert Day Wise

Sources (10)

  • Edda Wise in household of Louis Wise, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edie J Carnahan, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Edith J Wise in household of Lewis F Wise, "United States Census, 1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 December 1878Eldorado, Saline, Illinois, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

    Age 3

    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.


    Age 5

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 17

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cearncháin (see Kernaghan ).

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

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