Edith Thompson

1875–29 May 1937 (Age 62)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Edith

When Edith Thompson was born in 1875, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jesse James Thompson, was 30 and her mother, Izorah Alderman, was 25. She married Earl Aaron Durfee on 31 August 1892, in Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Wheatland Township, Mecosta, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Fork Township, Mecosta, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 29 May 1937, in Barryton, Mecosta, Michigan, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Flake Cemetery, Barryton, Mecosta, Michigan, United States.

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Earl Aaron Durfee
Edith Thompson
Marriage: 31 August 1892
Beulah Mae Durfee
Alma Fae Durfee

Spouse and Children

    Earl Aaron Durfee



31 August 1892
Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 2

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 4

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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 28

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Thomas . Thompson is widely distributed throughout Britain, but is most common in northern England and northern Ireland.2 Americanized form of Thomsen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edith Durfee in household of Earl Durfee, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edith E Durfee in household of Perry Brown, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edeth Durfee in household of Earl A Durfee, "United States Census, 1900"

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